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Apollo experience report: Command and service module environmental control systemA comprehensive review is presented of the design philosophy of the Apollo environmental control system together with the development history of the total system and of selected components within the system. In particular, discussions are presented relative to the development history and to the problems associated with the equipment cooling coldplates, the evaporator and its electronic control system, and the space radiator system used for rejection of the spacecraft thermal loads. Apollo flight experience and operational difficulties associated with the spacecraft water system and the waste management system are discussed in detail to provide definition of the problem and the corrective action taken when applicable.
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Document Type
Other - NASA Technical Note (TN)
Samonski, F. H., Jr.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Tucker, E. M.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 2, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1972
Subject Category
Space Vehicles
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Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 914-11-10-00-72
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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