Astronautics Vocabulary

The Astronautics Vocabulary is a glossary of terms that pertain to the science and technology of spaceflight. This alphabetical list can be navigated by clicking on the letters A-Z displayed on this page.

Definition of thermal protection

Translation: protection thermique

Definition: Protection against kinetic heating during atmospheric entry (re-entry) of spacecraft structure, re-entry vehicle or other body, especially one intended for repeated space missions.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: None