Status of ISS Water Management and Recovery



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47th International Conference on Environmental Systems


Water management on ISS is responsible for the provision of water to the crew for drinking water, food preparation, and hygiene, to the Oxygen Generation System (OGS) for oxygen production via electrolysis, to the Waste & Hygiene Compartment (WHC) for flush water, and for experiments on ISS. This paper summarizes water management activities on the ISS US Segment and provides a status of the performance and issues related to the operation of the Water Processor Assembly (WPA) and Urine Processor Assembly (UPA). This paper summarizes the on-orbit status as of June 2017 and describes the technical challenges encountered and lessons learned over the past year.


Donald Carter, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), USA
Chris Brown, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), USA
Jesse Bazley, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc, USA
Daniel Gazda, Wyle, USA
Kevin Takada, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, USA
Ryan Schaezler, Boeing, USA
ICES404: International Space Station ECLS: Systems
The 47th International Conference on Environmental Systems was held in South Carolina, USA on 16 July 2017 through 20 July 2017


Water, Recovery, Systems, WPA, UPA