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Shuttle Waste Management System Design Improvements and Flight Evaluation
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published July 14, 1986 by SAE International in United States
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The Space Shuttle waste management system has undergone a variety of design changes to improve performance and man-machine interface. These design improvements have resulted in more reliable operation and hygienic usage. Design enhancements include individual urinals, increased urine collection airflows, increased solids storage capacity, easier access to personal hygiene items, and additional wet trash stowage. The development and flight evaluation of these improvements are described herein. The Space Shuttle Orbiter has proved to be an invaluable test bed for development and in-flight evaluation of life support and habitability concepts which involve transport or separation of solids, liquids, and gases in a zero-g environment.
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CitationWinkler, H., Goodman, J., Murray, R., and McIntosh, M., "Shuttle Waste Management System Design Improvements and Flight Evaluation," SAE Technical Paper 861003, 1986, https://doi.org/10.4271/861003.
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