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Overview of the International Space Station Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Active Thermal Control Subsystem Water Pump Package
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published July 12, 1999 by SAE International in United States
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Hamilton Standard’s subsidiaries, Microtecnica/Italy and Hamilton Standard Space Systems International/USA, have collaborated to design and fabricate a Water Pump Package (WPP) for the International Space Station (ISS) Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM). MPLM active payloads (Refrigerator/Freezer Racks (R/FR)) supply cold volume for food and scientific sample storage. The MPLM Active Thermal Control Subsystem (ATCS) maintains specific structural and equipment temperatures for the active payloads. The active thermal control is provided via a low temperature water loop whose flow rate is created by the WPP during MPLM pre-launch and MPLM pre-ISS attach and post-ISS detach mission phases. The WPP also provides compensation for water loop volume variations.
This paper will provide a detailed overview of the MPLM Water Pump Package design, as well as providing system performance data.
CitationPlough, A. and Pavarani, A., "Overview of the International Space Station Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Active Thermal Control Subsystem Water Pump Package," SAE Technical Paper 1999-01-2002, 1999, https://doi.org/10.4271/1999-01-2002.
- MLM-DD-MT-0005 Rev. C - Water Pump Package Design Definition Report prepared by HSSSI for Microtecnica
- MLM-RP-HS-0002 Rev. D - Pump and Motor Controller Design Definition Report prepared by HSSSI for Microtecnica
- RT 3937 (MLM-RP-MT-0020) 2 Rev. 0 - MPLM WPP Design Definition Report prepared by Microtecnica for Alenia
- IS-98-10-ISS021JSC NASA Facts entitled Leonardo Module: A “Moving Van” for the International Space Station