The development of high-temperature insulations is the core of the “Why?” for SDMA. We have been working on aerospace applications since the National Aerospace Plane (X-30) was proposed by Ronald Reagan in 1986.
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SDMA’s initial designs used gold and platinum to block heat. However, current materials and methods allow for affordable, more efficient Thermal Protection Systems.
Current technologies are cost-effective, and perform better, using materials to create Advanced Insulations.