1998-07-13

Design and Development Status of the Columbus Orbital Facility Environmental Control and Life Support S/S and Equipment 981663

The Columbus Orbital Facility (COF) is being built as the European contribution to the International Space Station (ISS) Programme. The ECLS subsystem is developed by Daimler-Benz Aerospace/Dornier under a contract from Alenia Aerospazio.
This paper will survey the design and development status of the COF ECLS subsystem and the associated equipment up to March '98. The development test status for the critical areas and new technologies will be summarised herein.

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