International Space Station (ISS) Environmental Control and Life Support (ECLS) System Overview of Events 2017-2018



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48th International Conference on Environmental Systems


Nov 2, 2017 marks the completion of the 17th year of continuous human presence in space on board the International Space Station (ISS). After 54 expedition crews, over 115 assembly & utilization flights, over 180 combined Shuttle/Station, US & Russian EVAs, the post-Assembly Complete ISS continues to fly and the engineering teams continue to learn from operating its systems, particularly the life support equipment. Major events and challenges for each U.S. ECLS subsystem occurring during the last year are summarily discussed in this paper, along with look ahead for the future of each U.S. ECLS subsystem.


Gregory Gentry, Boeing, USA
Steven Balistreri, Boeing, USA
ICES404: International Space Station ECLS: Systems
The 48th International Conference on Environmental Systems was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA on 08 July 2018 through 12 July 2018.


Life Support, ECLS, ECLSS, ISS, Space Station, International Space Station, Subsystem