AR Tech products support Delta IV Heavy rocket launch

July 12th, 2021

AR Tech supplied the Delta IV Heavy rocket with insulation blankets on a recent launch. Photos: AR Tech. When a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base recently, it was carrying the NROL-82 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). AR Tech, a division of A&R Tarpaulins Inc., […]

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Bally Ribbon’s Thermal Protection System featured

June 24th, 2019

NASA’S Orion spacecraft has been equipped with Bally Ribbon Mills’ woven composite compression pads, which were developed as part of NASA’s Heat Shield for Extreme Entry Environment Technology (HEEET) project. Photo: Bally Ribbon Mills. Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM) highlighted its Woven Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) for space, missile and hypersonic system insulation at the National […]

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NASA’s BEAM textile module will stay on the ISS

December 20th, 2017

NASA has decided to keep the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) on the International Space Station (ISS). The textile module will stay attached to the ISS through 2020, or possibly longer. The ISS crew’s studies have shown that soft materials can perform as well as rigid ones for habitation volumes and that BEAM has performed […]

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