Life support systems (Space environment) -- Design and construction, Water reuse -- Techniques, Space vehicles -- Water-supply
Sustainable spacecraft life support concepts may allow the development of more reliable technologies for long-duration space missions. Currently, life support technologies at different levels of development are not well evaluated against each other, and evaluation methods do not account for long-term reliability and sustainability of the hardware. This paper presents point-of-departure Sustainable System Mass (SSM) evaluation criteria for life support systems that may allow more robust technology development, testing, and comparison. An example sustainable water recovery system concept is presented.
Thomas, E., Developing Sustainable Life Support System Concepts, 40th International Conference on Environmental Systems, Barcelona, Spain, 2010.