Overview of JAXA Pressurized Rover development and ECLSS Design

Date

2024-07-21

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2024 International Conference on Environmnetal Systems

Abstract

The pressurized rover is an exploration system that enables crewed, large-scale exploration of the lunar surface. The system must operate in the harsh lunar environment of 1/6 gravity, regolith dust, a high vacuum, a wide temperature range, and road surface uncertainty. A crewed rover will have a habitation function that will support astronauts in space for more than 30 days in shirtsleeves and a driving function with a lifetime of more than 10 years. This paper reports the status of the study based on the functional requirements for a crewed pressurized rover.

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Chiaki Yamazaki, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan
Naofumi Ikeda, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan
Seiji Kamiyoshi, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan
Masaru Wada, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan
Rieko Menjo, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Japan
Hiroki Matsumoto, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Japan
Junya Takeda, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Japan
Norio Kimura, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Japan
Yosuke Ushioda, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Japan
Masaki Morinaka, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Japan
Toshiyuki Komura, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan
Kenji Matsuda, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan
Yukito Ohmura, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan
ICES506: Human Exploration Beyond Low Earth Orbit: Missions and Technologies
The 53rd International Conference on Environmental Systems was held in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, on 21 July 2024 through 25 July 2024.

Keywords

JAXA, Pressurized Rover, Environmental Control and Life Support Systems

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