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Starchaser: ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM (ECLSS) update

Published by spacecowboy on Thu Jun 17, 2004 11:01 am
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chabot imageThe Environmental Control Life Support Systems (ECLSS) is a green cylindrical test chamber, measuring approximately 2m x 1.5m, which has been designed to monitor four physical parameters: carbon dioxide (CO2), oxygen (O), temperature and relative humidity, in replicating the physical environment required for travel into space.

Intially, up to three Starchaser personnel at a time spent up to two hours sealed into the ECLSS test chamber. In order to push the system still further 1 volunteer was strapped in for a record breaking 6 hour stint.

The remit, over the period of one day, was to monitor an ECLSS volunteer so that variations in a number of biological parameters could be measured. These included pulse, respiration, ECG, non-invasive blood pressure (NBP), end tidal carbon dioxide (etCO2), pulse oximetry (SpO), and temperature (of the body and the ECLSS chamber).

The system worked perfectly and the volunteer emerged, stiff from sitting for so long, but happy and well. Further tests will be carried out once all the data has been evaluated.

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