Crew Exploration Vehicle Environmental Control and Life Support Development Status 2008-01-2079
The Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV), also known as Orion, is the first crew transport vehicle to be developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the last thirty years. The CEV is being developed to transport the crew safely from the Earth to the Moon and back again. This year, the vehicle went through a major redesign to reduce weight, refine requirements, and further development. The design of the Orion Environmental Control and Life Support (ECLS) system, which includes the life support and active thermal control systems, moved one year closer to performing on orbit. This paper covers the Orion ECLS development from April 2007 to April 2008.