Browse Publications Technical Papers 2004-01-2383

International Space Station (ISS) Environmental Control and Life Support (ECLS) System Overview of Events: February 2002 - 2004 2004-01-2383

The International Space Station continues to build up its life support equipment capability. Several ECLS equipment failures have occurred since Lab activation in February 2001. Major problems occurring between February 2001 and February 2002 were discussed in reference 1. Major problems occurring between February 2002 and February 2003 are discussed in this paper, as are updates from previously ongoing unresolved problems. This paper addresses failures, and root cause, with particular emphasis on likely micro-gravity causes. Impact to overall station operations and proposed and accomplished fixes will also be discussed.


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