Monday, March 16, 2009

Considerations Regarding the Development of an Environmental Control and Life Support System for Lunar Surface Applications

Robert M. Bagdigian, NASA Marshall SFC, Huntsville
Department of Biological Sciences of the RAS Moscow
September 24 - 27, 2008

NASA is engaged in early architectural analyses and trade studies aimed at identifying requirements, predicting performance and resource needs, characterizing mission constraints and sensitivities, and guiding technology development planning needed to conduct a successful human exploration campaign of the lunar surface.

Conceptual designs and resource estimates for environmental control and life support systems (ECLSS) within pressurized lunar surface habitats and rovers have been considered and compared in order to support these lunar campaign studies. This summarizes those concepts and some of the more noteworthy considerations that will likely remain as key drivers in the evolution of the lunar surface ECLSS architecture.
Presentation Slides (pdf.) HERE.

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