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Followup to Columbia Investigation: Reinforced Carbon/Carbon From the Breach Location in the Wing Leading Edge StudiedInitial estimates on the temperature and conditions of the breach in the Space Shuttle Columbia's wing focused on analyses of the slag deposits. These deposits are complex mixtures of the reinforced carbon/carbon (RCC) constituents, insulation material, and wing structural materials. Identification of melted/solidified Cerachrome insulation (Thermal Ceramics, Inc., Augusta, GA) indicated that the temperatures at the breach had exceeded 1760 C.
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Jacobson, Nathan S.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Opila, Elizabeth J.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Tallant, David
(Sandia National Labs. United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 2005
Publication Information
Publication: Research and Technology 2004
Subject Category
Composite Materials
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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