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Number: 244/159.1
Name: Aeronautics > Spacecraft > Reusable or returnable > With reentry shield
Description: Subject matter in which the means to ensure includes specific means for protection of the spacecraft due to motion through the atmosphere of the celestial body.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
244/159.2 Inflatable 23

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8408497 Launch vehicles with fixed and deployable deceleration surfaces, and/or shaped fuel tanks, and associated systems and methods Apr. 2, 2013
8342454 Cooling systems Jan. 1, 2013
8321077 Attitude determination with three-axis accelerometer for emergency atmospheric entry Nov. 27, 2012
8291594 Attachment system and method for thermal protection system Oct. 23, 2012
8292232 Deployable decelerator based microsatellite recovery Oct. 23, 2012
8236413 Combination structural support and thermal protection system Aug. 7, 2012
8157216 Methods and apparatus for an asymmetrical fairing Apr. 17, 2012
8152107 Applying sealant to narrow deep gaps in an ablative heat shield surface Apr. 10, 2012
8147943 Replaceable impact resistant thermal protection system Apr. 3, 2012
8056862 Thermal protection systems for air and space vehicles having hidden fastener attachments Nov. 15, 2011
8038910 Low solar absorptance, high emissivity, inorganic electrostatic dissipative thermal control coating Oct. 18, 2011
7998295 Heatshield having strain compliant matrix and method of forming same Aug. 16, 2011
7931962 Pyrolizing flexible ablator material Apr. 26, 2011
7837154 Deployable heat shield and deceleration structure for spacecraft Nov. 23, 2010
7721997 Method and system for providing cruciform steered, bent biconic and plasma suppression for maximum accuracy May. 25, 2010
7669802 Space based orbital kinetic energy weapon system Mar. 2, 2010
7654489 Lifting body aircraft and reentry vehicle with chines Feb. 2, 2010
7546982 Shuttle thermal integrity detection system Jun. 16, 2009
7407131 Method for creating an aeronautic sound shield having gas distributors arranged on the engines, wings, and nose of an aircraft Aug. 5, 2008
7392964 Method and apparatus for utilizing a lifeboat for a space station in earth orbit to serve as a lunar spacecraft Jul. 1, 2008
7381459 Toughened uni-piece, fibrous, reinforced, oxidization-resistant composite Jun. 3, 2008
7377469 Heat shield May. 27, 2008
7281688 Materials for self-transpiring hot skins for hypersonic vehicles or reusable space vehicles Oct. 16, 2007
7267303 Method and system for providing cruciform steered, bent biconic and plasma suppression for maximum accuracy Sep. 11, 2007
7237752 System and method for reducing plasma induced communication disruption utilizing electrophilic injectant and sharp reentry vehicle nose shaping Jul. 3, 2007
7229048 Aerodynamic control of a hypersonic entry vehicle Jun. 12, 2007
7219859 Multipurpose modular spacecraft May. 22, 2007
7198231 Method of applying ablative insulation coatings and articles obtained therefrom Apr. 3, 2007
7195207 Winged spacecraft Mar. 27, 2007
6886790 Stand-off for fixing thermal protection panels May. 3, 2005
6844057 Method for secondarily bonding a ceramic matrix composite layer to a flexible insulation blanket and an insulation blanket produced thereby Jan. 18, 2005
6827312 Method and system of thermal protection Dec. 7, 2004
6607851 Multi-layer ceramic fiber insulation tile Aug. 19, 2003
6592981 Oxidation resistant insulating sandwich tiles Jul. 15, 2003
6530543 Hypersonic and orbital vehicles system Mar. 11, 2003
6505794 Large thermal protection system panel Jan. 14, 2003
6467731 Integrated sample return capsule Oct. 22, 2002
6257527 Hypersonic and orbital vehicles system Jul. 10, 2001
6241184 Vehicle having a ceramic radome joined thereto by an actively brazed compliant metallic transition element Jun. 5, 2001
6136418 Rapidly removable thermal protection system for reusable launch vehicle Oct. 24, 2000
6013361 High performance structural laminate composite material for use to F and above, apparatus for and method of manufacturing same, and articles made with same Jan. 11, 2000
5882765 Element made of a reinforced low density heat protective material and method to obtain said element Mar. 16, 1999
5772154 Leading edge heat shield for wings of spacecraft Jun. 30, 1998
5649488 Non-explosive target directed reentry projectile Jul. 22, 1997
5560569 Aircraft thermal protection system Oct. 1, 1996
5511747 Arrangement for thermal protection of an object, such as a thermal shield Apr. 30, 1996
5489074 Thermal protection device, in particular for an aerospace vehicle Feb. 6, 1996
5457471 Adaptively ablatable radome Oct. 10, 1995
5452866 Transpiration cooling for a vehicle with low radius leading edge Sep. 26, 1995
5413859 Sublimitable carbon-carbon structure for nose tip for re-entry space vehicle May. 9, 1995

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