Definition of Heat shield
1. Noun. A protective covering that protects a spacecraft from overheating on reentry.
Generic synonyms: Protection, Protective Cover, Protective Covering
Group relationships: Ballistic Capsule, Space Vehicle, Spacecraft
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Literary usage of Heat shield
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1. Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicle by Roger E. Bilstein (1999)
"In accordance with the planned profile, the CM made a "skipping" reentry to raise the heat loads and subject the heat shield to maximum punishment. ..."