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Advanced Environmental SystemsAtmosphere controls for advanced manned space vehicles will in some cases require techniques different from those selected as optimum for the Mercury environmental control system (ECS). Water conservation will be rigorous for vehicles which
use a solar or nuclear auxiliary power unit (APU). For missions longer than a few hundred hours, CO2 will be removed in a regenerable process. Several promising regenerable CO2 removal systems are presented, including freeze-out. Regeneration of oxygen from C02 is discussed as the next step in atmosphere control advancement. Test work on CO2 hydrogenation by the Sabatier process is cited. The recommended makeup of ECS elements is presented as a function of mission duration.
Document ID
19620004474
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
John L Mason (AiResearch Manufacturing Company Los Angeles, California, United States)
William L Burriss (AiResearch Manufacturing Company Los Angeles, California, United States)
Date Acquired
August 1, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1962
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the National Meeting on Manned Space Flight (Unclassified Portion)
Subject Category
Man/System Technology and Life Support
Meeting Information
National Meeting on Manned Space Flight(St. Louis, MO)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: AF 33/616/-7536
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
Manned spacecraft
Regenerative cycle
Environmental control
Life support system

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