Definition of Heat shield

1. Noun. A protective covering that protects a spacecraft from overheating on reentry.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heat Shield

heat of hydration
heat of solidification
heat of solution
heat of sublimation
heat of transformation
heat of vaporisation
heat of vaporization
heat prostration
heat pump
heat pumps
heat rash
heat rate
heat ray
heat resistant
heat rigor
heat shield (current term)
heat sink
heat sinks
heat stress disorder
heat stroke
heat transfer
heat transfer efficiency
heat transfers
heat treatment
heat unit
heat up
heat urticaria
heat wave
heat waves

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. ..."

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