Exploration of Atmospheric Entries at Uranus & Neptune with HEEET as Heatshield TPS

Abstract: One important observation from the recent Ice Giants Study sponsored by NASA was that the predicted and margined thicknesses of HEEET (new NASA TPS technology) were much greater than could be woven with the currently established loom capabilities. Since the cost of a loom upgrade would be substantial, the present work explores the entry trajectory space to determine what combinations of entry parameters would result in HEEET thicknesses that fit within the existing loom infrastructure. Toward…

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