Four years later, NASA promises to return Americans to the moon: re-land on a natural satellite of the Earth U.S. astronauts. This will be preceded by an unmanned moon flyby apparatus Orion (mission Artemis I) and manned flight around the moon the second “Orion” (the mission of the Artemis II). The unmanned Orion is already created and is actually ready for launch, but NASA was an important stage in the Assembly of manned spacecraft: in General it was assembled heat shield.
Heat shield mounted on the lower part of a manned spacecraft must protect the astronauts upon entering the Earth’s atmosphere upon returning from lunar orbit. During braking in the atmosphere on the heat shield will be to develop the temperature to 2750 °C. From such a monstrous heating the body of the capsule, and astronauts will defend the 186 blocks ablative material AVCOAT.
This week the specialists of NASA Space center. Kennedy was collected on a titanium frame and shell of carbon fiber blocks AVCOAT heat shield for the manned Orion spacecraft. The voids between the blocks are filled with special glue, and then the design will be subject to verification by heating. After the thermal test the heat shield will be painted and covered with a protective film to protect it in orbit. Only after that the heat shield will be attached to the “Orion” which is expected later this year.
Thus we can say that despite some delays in the preparation plans for the Artemis missions due to pandemic coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in General, the process goes on. In the near future, humanity will return to the moon.