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Orbital Syngas Commodity Augmentation Reactor (OSCAR)The goal of the Orbital Syngas Commodity Augmentation Reactor (OSCAR) project is to study and develop Trash to Gas (TtG) technology in a microgravity environment. This could be implemented on the International Space Station (ISS) and future deep space exploration missions involving long-term human habitation. TtG technology will be used to convert trash and human waste into useful gasses such as methane, hydrogen, water, and carbon dioxide. This will both reduce the spacecraft pressurized volume dedicated for waste storage and provide gaseous commodities that have energy storage and life support applications. As a fall 2018 intern on the OSCAR team at Kennedy Space Center, I helped to prepare the experimental setup for microgravity testing in the drop tower at Glenn Research Center.
Document ID
20190001404
Document Type
Other
Authors
McClure, Thomas S.
(Missouri Univ. Columbia, MO, United States)
Date Acquired
March 8, 2019
Publication Date
November 30, 2018
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
Chemistry And Materials (General)
Report/Patent Number
KSC-E-DAA-TN62476
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNX13AJ45A
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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