NASA Environmental Control and Life Support (ECLS) Technology Development and Maturation for Exploration: 2015 to 2016 Overview

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2016-07-10

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46th International Conference on Environmental Systems

Abstract

Over the last year, NASA has continued to refine the understanding and prioritization of technology gaps that must be closed in order to achieve Evolvable Mars Campaign objectives. These efforts are reflected in updates to the technical area roadmaps released by NASA in 2015 and have guided technology development and maturation tasks that have been sponsored by various programs. This paper provides an overview of the refined Environmental Control and Life Support (ECLS) strategic planning, as well as a synopsis of key technology and maturation project tasks that occurred in 2015 and early 2016 to support the strategic needs. Plans for the remainder of 2015 and subsequent years will also be described.

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United States
NASA MSFC
NASA
NASA-JSC
NASA Johnson Space Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA/JPL
506
ICES506: Human Exploration Beyond Low Earth Orbit: Missions and Technologies
Vienna, Austria
Walter F. Schneider , NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, USA
Robyn L. Gatens, NASA Headquarters, USA
Molly S. Anderson, NASA Johnson Space Center, USA
James L. Broyan, NASA Johnson Space Center, USA
Ariel V. MaCatangay, NASA Johnson Space Center, USA
Sarah A. Shull, NASA Johnson Space Center, USA
Jay L. Perry, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, USA
Nikzad Toomarian, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
The 46th International Conference on Environmental Systems was held in Vienna, Austria, USA on 10 July 2016 through 14 July 2016.

Keywords

ECLSS Strategic Planning, ECLSS Technology Gaps, ECLSS Maturation

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