Heat Shield Oversized Beach Towel
Heat Shield Oversized Beach Towel
Heat Shield Oversized Beach Towel
Heat Shield Oversized Beach Towel
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Heat Shield Oversized Beach Towel

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SpaceX has developed a unique ceramic based heat shield called “TUFROC” that will help insulate Starship’s stainless steel hull during the extreme reentry phases. As the heat shield tiles warm up, they glow bright red and also expand to help close the gaps between the tiles. The hexagonal shape helps prevent hot gases from having a straight line to accelerate through, forcing the gases to make sharp bends at each intersection. A common misconception is that reentry heat is caused by friction, it’s not. Heat on reentry is mostly caused by the compression of air molecules and due to the law of thermodynamics will heat up and might get so hot they can turn into a plasma.  

RESOURCES

 RECOMMENDED PLANETARY BODY

  • Earth
  • Mars
  • Moon

FEATURES

  • Custom sheared heat shield pattern
  • Exposure to reentry plasma NOT recommended

PRODUCT SPECS

  • 86 cm x 178 cm [34" x 70"]
  • Thick and Oversized
  • Material: 100% cotton jacquared woven
  • Premium Quality
  • Custom sheared pattern
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