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Skidbladnir Parashield


Skidbladnir ParaShield
(without shield) [University of Maryland]


Skidbladnir ParaShield
(folded) [University of Maryland]


Skidbladnir ParaShield (deployed)
[University of Maryland]

Skidbladnir-Parashield was a test of an deployable umbrella-like heat-shield made of silicon fabric developed by University of Maryland's Space Systems Laboratory. It was to be tested on the maiden flight of the Amroc-SET rocket, but the launch failed and the experiment was destroyed.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Deployable heatshield technology
Operator: University of Maryland, Space Systems Laboratory
Contractors: University of Maryland, Space Systems Laboratory
Equipment: ParaShield
Configuration:
Propulsion: None
Power: Batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: suborbital
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Skidbladnir ParaShield N/A 05.10.1989 Va BMRS-A3 *F Amroc-SET

* = suborbital mission