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stowage assessment of the common habitat baseline variantsThis paper performs a stowage assessment of the four baseline variants of the Common Habitat, a SLS-derived long duration, multi-mission habitat. The Common Habitat can be utilized as a lunar surface outpost, a Mars surface outpost, or an in-space habitat for Mars transit flights. The paper will discuss the stowage philosophy applied to all baseline variants of the Common Habitat and will discuss the approaches taken to domain-specific stowage, bulk stowage, and fluid and gas stowage. Water and air stowage for the closed loop ECLS subsystem is described across the four variants. Stowage of other supplies, consumables, and equipment is also described across the four variants and based on logistics sizing studies, a self-contained mission endurance is predicted for each variant – e.g. how long a mission each can support without a docked logistics module. Finally, follow-on assessments, including a habitability evaluation, are discussed along with specific stowage issues relevant to these assessments.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Robert L Howard, Jr. ORCID
(Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2020
Publication Date
November 16, 2020
Publication Information
Subject Category
Man/System Technology and Life Support
Meeting Information
2020 ASCEND Conference(Virtual (formerly Las Vegas, NV))
Funding Number(s)
WBS: 452582.03.72
WBS: 452582.81.72
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Deep space habitat

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