Boeing: Arc Jet Exposure of Ablative Non-Oxide CMC TPS for Planetary Probe and Sample Return Applications

Abstract: NASA Game Changing Development (GCD) provided Boeing support under a Space Act Agreement (SAA) for arc jet sample design, CFD support and arc jet test time of stagnation and shear models for 3 Boeing TPS materials: BLA (Boeing Lightweight Ablator, 18, 21 and 22 densities), BPA (Boeing Phenolic Ablator, standard, graded density, or without reinforcement) and Non-oxide high temperature ceramic composite for structurally integrated TPS (SITPS). Results: For BLA, tested successfully to 500 W/cm² …

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