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Aerogels are the lightest solid materials in the world and are composed over 90% of air. Due to their unique properties, such as low density and low thermal conductivity, they have emerged as the best alternative to currently used advanced thermal control materials for space applications.

The AerSUS project aims at manufacturing aerogels for space applications such as (re)-entry vehicles, Mars rovers, and pressurized compartments.


AerSUS project meeting in Porto
On 11 November 2014 AerSUS had its last project meeting in Porto, Portugal.

AerSUS at the International Seminar on Aerogels 2014
AerSUS was represented by two project partners (University of Coimbra – UC and Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt – DLR) at the International Seminar on Aerogels 2014, held between October 6 and 7, 2014 in Hamburg, Germany.

AerSUS stand and oral presentation at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2014
AerSUS was represented at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) that took place in Toronto, Canada from September 29 to October 3, 2014.


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement nº 284494.
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