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Lunar Module Environmental Control Subsystem
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1969 by SAE International in United States
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The lunar module environmental control subsystem provides life support functions, active cooling for the heat loads, and water and oxygen. Featured designs include brushless d-c motors, water sublimators, water-gas centrifugal separators, and cold rail electronics cooling. Testing proceeded incrementally from component development through flight vehicle vacuum chamber demonstrations. Major developments required were the water sublimators, water-gas centrifugal separators, oxygen pressure regulators, and iodine-water compatibility with the system. The flight records of the lunar module environmental control subsystem have been satisfactory.
CitationGillen, R., Elliot, F., and Wilde, R., "Lunar Module Environmental Control Subsystem," SAE Technical Paper 690619, 1969, https://doi.org/10.4271/690619.
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