MHD Enhanced Entry System for Space Transportation

MEESST is a concept magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) enhanced entry system for spacecraft operating near planets with atmospheres, offering advanced solutions to various technological challenges during entry, such as:

  • Telecommunication blackout

  • Aerodynamic control at high speeds and high altitudes

  • Heat flux and integral heat load reduction

The Orion crew capsule reenters Earth's atmosphere. NASA