Composite Structure Space Bound

Yesterday, the Lockheed Martin Atlas V 400 Rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

The V 400 is the largest and most powerful of the Atlas family of launch vehicles. It has on board a 12-foot diameter composite heat shield made by ATK Composites.

ATK also manufacture composite components such as the Centaur interstage adapter and bobtail for the V 500 rocket, scheduled for its inaugural launch later this year.

For more information on aerospace components click here.

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.