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 heat shield

Translation: bouclier thermique

Definition: A device which protects people or equipment from heat, such as a shield in front of a re-entry capsule.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: None