Today's rockets have limited space to accommodate spacecraft and their heat shields (https://goo.gl/07LZ6Q). However, engineers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California, have a solution to accommodate that limitation. NASA’s Adaptive Deployable Entry and Placement Technology (ADEPT) is one solution. ADEPT is a mechanically-deployable heat shield concept using carbon fabric: a flexible heat shield that expands to “open” like an umbrella.
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