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Created by Abe Gladstone on 5 April, 2018

What insulations are used in space?

I need some information about the materials that are used as insulation in different types of space objects like satellites, rockets, human capsules or rovers. It´s hardly to find information about this materials in the internet.
Thank you a lot.

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Look for MLI (Multi layer insulation).
This is a very common possibility used for the insulation of satellites. As the name says this are blankets consisting of multiple foils with different materials and different thicknesses, sometimes with spacer nets between the foil layers and with connectors (comparable to a rivet) to fix the mutual positions of the foils.

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