Woven TPS being tested at the Arc Jet Center, NASA Ames Research Center. Photo courtesy of NASA Ames.

The National Space and Missile Materials Symposium (NSMMS) and the Commercial and Government Responsive Access to Space Technology Exchange (CRASTE) which are both space focused conferences will be held during June 24-27 in Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, Nevada. The main focus of these events are to discuss key technology issues related to space, missile, commercial space topics relating to our country’s defense and research and development.

Bally Ribbon Mills will highlight its Woven Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) for space, missile, and hypersonics. Our Advanced Product Group designs and produces woven structural shapes for hybrid composite structures used in aerospace applications. We understand the key performance characteristics that lead to successful aerospace products, and how to design woven goods to achieve that success.

Most recently, BRM has earned a prestigious Space Technology Award from NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD). Now a TRL-6 project, the 3D TPS is used to support NASA’s heat shield for extreme entry environment technology team.


Bally Ribbon Mills will be at Booth 34, check it out! For more information visit the event page: https://usasymposium.com/space/2019/default.php

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Inside, we highlight topics such as:

  • Common Specifications: (Mil-Spec, PIA, & UL)
  • Fabrication Methods: (Braiding, Jacquard Loom, Shuttle Loom, etc.)
  • Weave Types: (Basket, Plain, Satin, Twill)

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