The objective of this project is to complete the material definition and related manufacturing process, to complete its characterisation and to perform a pre-qualification of a European ablative heatshield material for the Earth re-entry capsule of sample return missions (e.g. Mars, comets, asteroids).       

Aviospace role is devoted to the preparation of all test plans – assuring that they are properly implemented – and to the design of the more complex

specimens to be manufactured.