Thermal Protection Technology, Engineering, and Manufacturing

Ablatives Lab

2.65-M Modular Aeroshell Production

For NASA's Langley Research Center, ARA's Ablatives Laboratory (ABL) produced a large heatshield/aeroshell that incorporates new... more

Heat Shield

Heatshield / Aeroshell Solar Tower Testing

Under NASA sponsorship, the ARA Ablatives Laboratory has been conducting advanced ablator tests in the Sandia Solar Tower Facility since 2003. more

Heatshield Block Ablator

Heatshield Block Ablator Architecture

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ARA’s Ablatives Laboratory is a NASA-dedicated facility focused on technology advancements for thermal protection systems (TPS) such as planetary entry vehicles and launch vehicles. Specialties are manufacturing technology and TPS characterization testing, and include the following disciplines:

  • Engineering design
  • CNC manufacturing
  • Arc-jet ablation testing
  • Ablation response modeling
  • Mechanical properties evaluation
  • Solar tower testing
  • Heat shield architectures
Facilities 
Ablatives Lab

Research, development and manufacturing of ablative heatshields and thermal protection systems for entry and launch vehicles, and missile systems...more

Ablatives Lab

2.65-M Modular Aeroshell Production

For NASA's Langley Research Center, ARA's Ablatives Laboratory (ABL) produced a large heatshield/aeroshell that incorporates new... more

Heat Shield

Heatshield / Aeroshell Solar Tower Testing

Under NASA sponsorship, the ARA Ablatives Laboratory has been conducting advanced ablator tests in the Sandia Solar Tower Facility since 2003. more

Heatshield Block Ablator

Heatshield Block Ablator Architecture

Heatshield Block Ablator Architecture more