Spacecraft Human Rating / Human Safe Requirements Impacts on Life Support Systems Design



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48th International Conference on Environmental Systems


This paper will discuss concepts of human safety for spacecraft design and operation and how those concepts might be applied for deep space exploration at the moon and beyond. After discussing the history of the human rating of spacecraft and introducing a new definition of human safe, this paper will examine deep space Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) in this context and discuss the changes from a traditional human rating that would be introduced by the human safe approach.


Gregory Gentry, Boeing
Matt Duggan, Boeing
Darren Samplatsky, UTC Aerospace Systems
William West, United Technologies Aerospace Systems
ICES502: Space Architecture
The 48th International Conference on Environmental Systems was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA on 08 July 2018 through 12 July 2018.


Exploration, Cis-lunar, ECLS, human rated, human safe, Deep Space Gateway, DSG, Life Support