"Cork slows heat transmission through the fairing and keeps the carbon structure below a critical temperature"Cork was highlighted in the June 8 edition of the German journal VDI nachrichten.
Cork was the material highlighted in the June 8 edition of the German journal VDI nachrichten, in the section dedicated to aerospace. The article is entitled "cork in orbit" and addresses the benefits of using this natural, sustainable and high-performance raw material in the aerospace industry, citing real-world cases such as Ruag Space, in Switzerland.
The report includes a statement from Joseph Moran, Chief Engineer, Product Group Launchers of Ruag Space, in Switzerland, who explains the performance and value of using cork in aerospace projects:
“Cork slows heat transmission through the fairing and keeps the carbon structure below a critical temperature”
VDI nachrichten is a weekly German journal that deals with topics related to technological developments. The publication is distributed to the members of VDI - Association of German Engineers. One of the journal’s regular sections is dedicated to the aerospace industry.
More information on the use of cork in the aerospace industry is available here.