International Space Station Environmental Control and Life Support International Partner Integration
The International Space Station (ISS) Environmental Control and Life Support (ECLS) System is continuing to be integrated with a multitude of international partner contributions. In six short months, ISS integrates ECLS systems with the Node 2, Columbus module, Japanese Logistics Module, and Automated Transfer Vehicle developed and produced by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The new systems provide both international unique hardware and common ISS hardware. An overview of the integrated ECLS system and the unique capabilities of each new module is provided. A spreadsheet of the common hardware and locations is provided. An overview of the on-orbit operations is provided. Adding the international partner systems makes a robust ISS ECLS system. More U.S. hardware will continue to be launched to enhance the ECLS six crew capability.