EVA SUIT 2000 Concept and Architecture of the Suit Enclosure 941335
Since 1992 studies were conducted to define a common European/Russian Space Suit to replace the Russian space suit Orlan-DMA and the former planned European Hermes EVA suit development programme. This so called EVA Suit 2000 is a joint development initiated by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Russian Space Agency (RKA).
This paper presents the actual development status of the EVA Suit 2000 suit enclosure. After an overview on the Russian and European previous suit developments, the suits architecture and major components are described. Finally the paper gives an outlook on the development work continuation, the development logic and the test and analysis approaches to be applied.