• Arc-Jet Simulations of Ablators for the Mars Science Laboratory Program 

      Tang, Chun; White, Todd Richard (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-25)
      The NASA Ames team working with the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) project has recently been involved in arc-jet tests to characterize the material response of candidate ablators to the high heat flux and high shear stress ...
    • Summary of Ultralightweight Ballute Technology Advances 

      Masciarelli, Jim; Miller, Kevin L.; Rohrschneider, Reuben (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-26)
      Ultralightweight ballutes offer the potential to provide the deceleration for entry and aerocapture missions at a fraction of the mass of traditional methods. A team consisting of Ball Aerospace, ILC Dover, NASA Langley, ...