Accession Number : ADD003911

Title :   Ablative Protective Material for Reentry Bodies.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Haldeman,Charles W

Report Date : 05 Apr 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An ablative material for use with reentry vehicles and characterized by having a low plasma electron density. The material is a laminated composite composed of about 15.6 percent by weight carbon, 3.4 percent by weight phenolic resin, and 81 percent by weight polytetrafluoroethylene. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Ablative materials, *Reentry vehicles, Laminates, Composite materials, Carbon, Phenolic plastics, Tetrafluoroethylene resins, Low density, Electron density, Plasmas(Physics), Heat resistant materials

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE