1998-07-13

EVA Space Suit Glove: Experiences and Main Design Problems 981632

During extravehicular activity (EVA) space suit (SS) gloves considerably influences cosmonaut/astronaut productivity. Some generations of EVA SS were developed at «RD&PE ZVEZDA» JSC (Russia). Various types of EVA glove were used for each SS. The paper presents EVA glove evolution: Leonov's glove, Lunar glove, SALUT and MIR gloves.
The development of advanced EVA glove with improved mobility and protection is a key item to meet needs of future space missions: International Space Station, Lunar Base and Martian Expedition etc.
The further evolution of EVA glove design be considered in conclusion.

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