ISS as a Test Bed for Exploration ECLS Technology Development and Demonstration



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47th International Conference on Environmental Systems


This paper will discuss opportunities for advancing the Environmental Control and Life Support (ECLS) requirements and technologies needed for space exploration beyond low earth orbit, including some lessons learned, items already planned for use on the International Space Station (ISS), along with what should be/might be added. Also discussed will be possible crew training deltas (e.g. time delays) to demonstrate and experience anticipated operational differences (e.g. deep i-level repairs, crew managed local ppO2, ppCO2 and water management).


The 47th International Conference on Environmental Systems was held in South Carolina, USA on 16 July 2017 through 20 July 2017
ICES502: Space Architecture
Gregory Gentry, Boeing, USA
Matt Duggan, Boeing, USA
William West, United Technologies Aerospace Systems, USA
Darren Samplatsky, United Technologies Aerospace Systems (UTC), USA


ECLS, ISS, lunar, Mars, ISRU