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As-Fabricated Reinforced Carbon/Carbon CharacterizedReinforced carbon/carbon (RCC) is a critical material for the space shuttle orbiter. It is used on the wing leading edge and the nose cap, where maximum temperatures are reached on reentry. The existing leading-edge system is a single-plate RCC composite construction with a wall thickness of approximately 1/4 in., making it a prime reliant protection scheme for vehicle operation.
Document ID
20050217101
Document Type
Other
Authors
Jacobson, Nathan S.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Calomino, Anthony M.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Webster, Neal
(Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 2004
Publication Information
Publication: Research and Technology 2004
Subject Category
Composite Materials
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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