LSAM/Alair Accent module for re-entry

by PixPic
Tags: accent module, altair, heatshield, lsam, re-entry
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Feb25-12, 10:57 PM
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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?
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Feb27-12, 01:15 PM
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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.
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Feb27-12, 01:38 PM
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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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