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PixPic Feb25-12 10:57 PM

LSAM/Alair Accent module for re-entry
 
Just wondering if its possible to reconfugurate an LSAM/Altair accent module to be able to withstand re-entry to earth? What would be used for heat shield upon re-entry?

Mech_Engineer Feb27-12 01:15 PM

Re: LSAM/Alair Accent module for re-entry
 
Not likely, it would have been designed to operate in Lunar-g which means it would be very lightweight and probably not able to support a big new heatshield to surround it.

boneh3ad Feb27-12 01:38 PM

Re: LSAM/Alair Accent module for re-entry
 
Not to mention that the exterior is likely quite thin. It would require a total redesign considering it was designed specifically for vacuum conditions, not moving through air or other media.


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