The title is pretty self explanatory. It would be heavier and more expensive than a regular Heat Shield, but can cover a much wider area and would be useful for big landers that would otherwise burn up in the atmosphere. What I'm thinking is the bigger the shield, the more area it can protect but at the cost of weight and money.

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    Do you mean having a heat shield like the one in Kerbal Space Program but can be resized?

    2 months ago
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    This is a definite need for Simplerockets 2, Nasa has tested Inflatible heat sheilds before. They would definitely have to more weight and cost more due to size, materials, and electronics.

    6 months ago
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    It's very cool
    But it has more weight?
    It has air inside right?

    6 months ago
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    Yeah!

    one year ago
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    Inflatable heat shield should be good for making big payloads re-enter without making more space for heat shield.

    1.5 years ago
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    @SupremeDorian
    Awesome, thanks for that!

    1.5 years ago
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    @CyberDolphin It means moderator. Essentially I help keep this place clean of rule-breakers and such.

    1.5 years ago
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    @SupremeDorian
    Oh, sorry about that! What is a mod then lol?

    1.5 years ago
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    @CyberDolphin I'm not a dev so I can't answer that.

    1.5 years ago
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    @SupremeDorian
    And if it’s alright would you take a look at my craft merging proposal?

    1.5 years ago
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    @SupremeDorian
    Oh... how sad :( if you were to ever get a bigger team would you consider it?

    1.5 years ago
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    @CyberDolphin Currently never since it isn't planned

    1.5 years ago
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    This would be awesome, when could we expect it?

    1.5 years ago
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    556 Tman10655

    Plz add this to the game And then I can make my Starliner capsule with inflatable air bags

    1.7 years ago
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    831 IanJDYT

    YES I WANT THIS GOR MY CYLERO MISSIONS

    1.7 years ago
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    Yes , Please add these features.

    1.7 years ago
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    I've tryed to make this work in this simple process, add diagonal pistons facing down with part symmetry under the selected capsule and attach heatshields on the pistons.

    1.8 years ago

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