[FPSPACE] Data on Buran tiles

Keith Gottschalk kgottschalk at uwc.ac.za
Tue Oct 26 14:06:50 EDT 2004


>
>l.coren at adriacom.it wrote:
>> I'm looking for data on developement, composition and production of Buran TPS's
>> tile.

[snip]

>appearance & texture - quite different to the ceramic US Shuttle tiles.  You
>could scratch them or dent them with a fingernail.  The information said
>something about them containing carbon in "natural fibres".
>
      For what it's worth, the woman guide to the Gorky Park Buran in 1997, claimed they were made from volcanic glass from Georgia. I do not think she had a B.Engineering. But I pass on every claim for the qualified to evaluate, or discard.

Keith



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