FY2024 Development Status of DRCS: ISS Demonstration of JAXA’s CO2 Removal System

Abstract

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is developing a CO2 removal system to strengthen core life-support technologies for future crewed space missions. The ISS demonstrator of the CO2 removal system (DRCS) is being developed as one of the activities demonstrating Gateway's CO2 removal system (CDRS) and is scheduled to be launched in FY2024. This paper describes the features of the DRCS, the results of the performance tests of the DRCS Proto Flight Model, and the progress of the validation tests.

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Chiaki Yamazaki, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan
Kentaro Hirai, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan
Shotaro Futamura, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan
Yohei Shido, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan
Satoshi Matsumoto, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan
Koji Otsuka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan
Hideki Saruwatari, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan
Hidetoshi Nakagami, Chiyoda Corporation, Japan
Mutsumu Nagase, Chiyoda Corporation, Japan
Tomohiro Kinoshita, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, Japan
Naomi Yoshino, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, Japan
Katsunori Yogo, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, Japan
ICES306: Physico-Chemical Life Support - Air Revitalization Systems - Carbon Dioxide Removal - Technology and Process Development
The 53rd International Conference on Environmental Systems was held in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, on 21 July 2024 through 25 July 2024.

Keywords

Air Revitalization Systems, CO2 removal system, ISS demonstration

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