[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.


>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.


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