Methane Pyrolysis Technology as Part of Life Support and ISRU Systems; Design Trade-Off Supported by Breadboarding

2006-01-2272

07/17/2006

Event
International Conference On Environmental Systems
Authors Abstract
Content
EADS SPACE Transportation investigates Methane Pyrolysis in the perspective of long-duration exploration missions. In particular this process, which recovers Hydrogen from Methane, allows reaching the maximum closure level of the Air Revitalization System ARES. Past studies are reviewed in the light of today's technical advancement and a technology trade-off, supported by breadboarding, is performed.
Accordingly, current activities do concentrate on
  • Critical technology selection and feasibility demonstration including breadboarding and testing,
  • Methane Pyrolysis Assembly (MPA) operational interfaces with ARES
  • Potential applications of MPA for other exploration capabilities, like in-situ resources utilization (Moon and Mars)
The paper presents the achievements so far.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/2006-01-2272
Pages
11
Citation
Bockstahler, K., Schaefer, T., and Houdou, B., "Methane Pyrolysis Technology as Part of Life Support and ISRU Systems; Design Trade-Off Supported by Breadboarding," SAE Technical Paper 2006-01-2272, 2006, https://doi.org/10.4271/2006-01-2272.
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Published
Jul 17, 2006
Product Code
2006-01-2272
Content Type
Technical Paper
Language
English