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Overview of the International Space Station, Mini-Pressurized Logistics Module, Environmental Control System

1997-07-01
972412
The Mini-Pressurized Logistics Module (MPLM), shown in Figure 1, is the primary vehicle for the transportation of equipment, scientific payloads, and supplies for use inside of the International Space Station, hence the importance of the MPLM environmental control system design. Agenzia Spaziale Italian (ASI), an International Space Station Partner (IP), will supply three MPLMs, currently being designed and fabricated by Alenia Aerospazio, Divisione Spazio, to the Space Station Program. Design oversight for this activity is being performed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC).
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Crew Exploration Vehicle Environmental Control and Life Support Development Status

2009-07-12
2009-01-2457
The Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) is the first crew transport vehicle to be developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the last thirty years. The CEV is being developed to transport the crew safely from the Earth to the International Space Station and then later, from the Earth to the Moon . This year, the vehicle continued to go through design refinements to reduce weight, meet requirements, and operate reliably while preparing for Preliminary Design Review in the summer of 2009. The design of the Orion Environmental Control and Life Support (ECLS) system, which includes the life support and active thermal control systems, is progressing through the design stage. This paper covers the Orion ECLS development from April 2008 to April 2009.
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Status of the Regenerative ECLSS Water Recovery System

2008-06-29
2008-01-2133
NASA is completing the development of a regenerative water recovery system (WRS) for the International Space Station (ISS). The major assemblies included in this system are the Water Processor Assembly (WPA) and Urine Processor Assembly (UPA). Test activities have been completed for the system and planning for launch and on-orbit activation is underway. This paper summarizes the status as of April 2008 and describes some of the technical challenges encountered and lessons learned over the past year.
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Status of the Regenerative ECLSS Water Recovery System

2007-07-09
2007-01-3100
NASA is developing a regenerative water recovery system (WRS) for deployment on the International Space Station (ISS). The major assemblies included in this system are the Water Processor Assembly (WPA) and Urine Processor Assembly (UPA). The WPA has been developed by Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International (HSSSI), Inc., while the UPA has been developed by the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). Test and verification activities have been completed for the system and planning for launch and on-orbit activation is underway. This paper summarizes the status as of April 2007 and describes some of the technical challenges encountered and lessons learned over the past year.
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Development Status of the International Space Station Urine Processor Assembly

2003-07-07
2003-01-2690
NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) is developing a Urine Processor Assembly (UPA) for the International Space Station (ISS). The UPA uses Vapor Compression Distillation (VCD) technology to reclaim water from pre-treated urine. This water is further processed by the Water Processor Assembly (WPA) to potable quality standards for use on the ISS. NASA has developed this technology over the last 25-30 years. Over this history, many technical issues were solved with thousands of hours of ground testing that demonstrate the ability of the UPA technology to reclaim water from urine. In recent years, NASA MSFC has been responsible for taking the UPA technology to “flight design” maturity. This paper will give a brief overview of the UPA design and a status of the major design and development efforts completed recently to mature the UPA to a flight level.
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International Space Station Environmental Control And Life Support System Status: 2001-2002

2002-07-15
2002-01-2494
The International Space Station (ISS) Environmental Control and Life Support (ECLS) system includes regenerative and non-regenerative technologies that provide the basic life support functions to support the crew, while maintaining a safe and habitable shirtsleeve environment. This paper provides a summary of the U.S. ECLS system activities over the past year, covering the period of time between May 2001 and April 2002. The ISS continued permanent crew operations, with Phase 2 completion accomplished during this period. Work continued on the Phase 3 elements with Node 3 proceeding toward a final design review and the regenerative ECLS equipment proceeding into manufacturing.
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