Results of Engineering Development of the Carbon Dioxide Reduction Assembly for a Space Station Integrated Life Support System 951557

The paper reviews some problems of providing the thermal conditions in the Sabatier reactor of the CO2 processing system designed to be operated on Russia's service module of ISSA. The possibility of providing and maintaining the autothermal process with heat removal off the canister surface enclosing the reactor.
Some results of control system checks in the start-up, steady-state and shutdown modes are presented.
The results of Russia's hardware undergone testing onsite at Dornier (Germany) and Hamilton Standard (U.S.) are discussed.


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