European Space Suit System Baseline 881115

This paper provides a description of the current European Space Suit System (ESSS) status. The ESSS is foreseen for servicing of various elements of space infrastructure within typical operational scenarios based on Hermes. As a result of different EVA studies the ESSS concept has been defined and structured in three modules: the EVA Suit Enclosure Module (ESEM), the EVA Life Support Module (ELSM), and the EVA Information and Communication Module (EICM). The main portion of the description herein is provided for the ELSM, since this module has been studied in more detail up to now (ESA contract) in comparison with the ESEM and the EICM.


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