Using Flight Hardware to Test the Space Station Water Reclamation and Management Subsystem in Zero-G 881018

With the coming of the U.S. Space Station, the testing of the water reclamation system in zero-g could become very important to avoid costly redesigns and logistic problems. There are currently no plans to test the hardware in zero-g for long durations. This paper outlines one possible way to test the potable water reclamation system as a spacelab payload and the hygiene water reclamation system as a middeck payload in zero-g, while using existing National Space Transportation System (NSTS) flight hardware.


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