Space Forge Details ‘Origami’ Heat Shield for Re-Entry Vehicle

The Pridwen heat shield is shaped like a shuttlecock to slow the spacecraft’s descent.

Credit: Space Forge

Space Forge has unveiled additional details about its unfolding, “origami” heat shield for its ForgeStar re-entry vehicle. The heat shield—named “Pridwen” after King Arthur’s shield—is made of a high-temperature alloy, the U.K.-based company said on May 15. It declined to name the metal material...

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