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Using the International Space Station (ISS) Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Is Not Feasible for Mars TransitA review of two papers on improving the International Space Station (ISS) Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) shows that it would not save substantial mass on a Mars transit. The ISS OGA requires redesign for satisfactory operation, even for the ISS. The planned improvements of the OGA for ISS would not be sufficient to make it suitable for Mars, because Mars transit life support has significantly different requirements than ISS. The OGA for Mars should have lower mass, better reliability and maintainability, greater safety, radiation hardening, and capability for quiescent operation. NASA's methodical, disciplined systems engineering process should be used to develop the appropriate system.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Ames Research Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Jones, Harry W.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Date Acquired
December 9, 2016
Publication Date
July 10, 2016
Subject Category
Astronautics (General)
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES 2016)
Location: Vienna
Country: Austria
Start Date: July 10, 2016
End Date: July 14, 2016
Sponsors: International Conference On Environmental Systems, Inc.
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Space station
Mars transit
oxygen generation
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