Space Station Freedom Resource Node Status: First Quarter 1991 911595
This paper discusses the outfitting of the Resource Nodes for Space Station Freedom. The driving functional and design requirements are discussed briefly in relation to the current overall configuration and internal outfitting. The major features of the Resource Node internal architecture, distributed system packaging, crew accommodations, utility distribution, and the Centrifuge Facility are described. This current design approach meets the program requirements for crew accommodations, on-orbit maintainability, and growth of the re-structured Space Station Freedom over its projected 30 year life. This paper updates a similar paper presented in 1988, and as such, the reader may find it useful to refer to SAE Technical Paper #881120.