aeroshell


Also found in: Wikipedia.

aeroshell

(ˈɛərəʊˌʃɛl)
n
a protective shield, containing a parachute, which slows a spacecraft during re-entry to the earth's atmosphere and landing
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in periodicals archive ?
The aeroshell of the entry vehicle consists of a heat shield and backshell and will protect the Mars 2020 rover in transit from Earth to Mars and during the entry through the atmosphere of Mars on its way to the surface.
It was the first tiled ablative heat shield, and the largest aeroshell ever flown.
Navy Parachute Team Leap Frogs, Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, Aerostars, Sean D.
The Blue Angels headline this free show that includes the world-famous Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, the Army's Golden Knight parachute team, the F-16 Vipei Demo Team, the ACEMAKER airshows T-33, Aerobatic solo performers, warbirds flyover, U.S.
A heat shield is a curved structure that forms a critical part of the thermal protection system and aeroshell designed to protect the rover and its landing tech from heat and all other forces that come into play while making an atmospheric entry into the Red Planet.
The heat shield is part of the thermal protection system and aeroshell designed to encapsulate and protect the Mars 2020 rover and landing system from the intense heat generated during descent into the Martian atmosphere.
Subcontractors includeHuntsville companies Dynetics Inc., which will provide the aeroshell structures, and Battelle, which will provide the hit detection system.
Subcontractors include Huntsville companies Dynetics, which will provide the aeroshell structures, and Battelle, which will provide the hit detection system.
A plutonium-238 oxide ([sup.238]Pu[O.sub.2]) pellet capable of producing thermal power of 1 W is contained in the cylindrical holder, which consists of encapsulation clad, insulator, and aeroshell. The dimensions of the LWRHU are a diameter of 26 mm and height of 32 mm with a mass of approximately 40 g per unit, and thus, it is easily applicable to dispersed locations on the spacecraft.
Hopefully the new engine will have been delivered with the proper oil in it (multi-viscosity mineral oil is common), but leftover AeroShell 15-50 in the sump, as an example, isn't the best choice for breaking in new cylinders--or even one of them.
The autumn-rich colors of the north Georgia mountains will set the backdrop as the United States Navy's Blue Angels and the AeroShell Demonstration Teams headline the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show, the company said.