Development of Automated Transfer Vehicle Cargo Carrier (ATVCC) ECLS Air Distribution System based on the MPLM and COLUMBUS Experience 2001-01-2389
In 1995 the European Space Agency did award a C/D Contract for the design & development of an ECLS Subsystem for the Multi Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) to Astrium’s ECLS ‘Center of Competence’ that built the ECLSS for Spacelab already. Actually first MPLM modules were successfully flown to the ISS with the Astrium built ECLSS qualified as ‘excellent’ by the crew having asked permission to sleep in there. In parallel the design and development of an ECLS for Europe’s Columbus module did commence and is actually close to completion.
In view of the above a broad set of qualified and even space proven ECLS equipment is now ‘on-hands’ to thoroughly compose respectively derive the ECLS subsystems of future applications e.g. HabModule, CRV and Space Hotel at a limited delta design and validation effort thus fitting into the tighter financial budgets of the manned space programs to come.
First proof on subject is given by the approach that was realised on the development of an ECLS Air Distribution System for the ATV’s Cargo Carrier as laid down in the main section of this paper.
Citation: Bockstahler, K. and Westermann, H., "Development of Automated Transfer Vehicle Cargo Carrier (ATVCC) ECLS Air Distribution System based on the MPLM and COLUMBUS Experience," SAE Technical Paper 2001-01-2389, 2001, https://doi.org/10.4271/2001-01-2389. Download Citation
Klaus Bockstahler, Helmut Westermann
31st International Conference On Environmental Systems