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Name of Image: Environmental Control and Life Support Systems Test Facility at MSFC
MIX #: 0101374
NIX #: 0101374 MSFC-0101374
Date of Image: 2001-02-01
Category: International Space Station (ISS)
 

Full Description: The Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) is responsible for designing and building the life support systems that will provide the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) a comfortable environment in which to live and work. Scientists and engineers at the MSFC are working together to provide the ISS with systems that are safe, efficient, and cost-effective. These compact and powerful systems are collectively called the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems, or simply, ECLSS. In this photograph, the life test area on the left of the MSFC ECLSS test facility is where various subsystems and components are tested to determine how long they can operate without failing and to identify components needing improvement. Equipment tested here includes the Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA), the Urine Processing Assembly (UPA), the mass spectrometer filament assemblies and sample pumps for the Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA). The Internal Thermal Control System (ITCS) simulator facility (in the module in the right) duplicates the function and operation of the ITCS in the ISS U.S. Laboratory Module, Destiny. This facility provides support for Destiny, including troubleshooting problems related to the ITCS.
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Keywords: Environmental Control and Life Support Systems, ECLSS, Test Facility, Simulator, International Space Station, ISS
MSFC Negative Number: 0101374
Reference Number: MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
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