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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2016/B42/S19.026

LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS ON SPACE STATIONS - CURRENT PROBLEMS AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

A. Dogeanu, C. Croitoru, I. Nastase, F. Bode, M. Sandu
Wednesday 7 September 2016 by Libadmin2016

References: 16th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2016, www.sgem.org, SGEM2016 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-64-3 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 28 - July 6, 2016, Book4 Vol. 2, 195-202 pp

ABSTRACT
The quality of life on orbital modules of the space stations or inside the spacecrafts has become more and more important, given that the time spent by astronauts outside the terrestrial atmosphere has increased over the years. Furthermore, future stations and transportation vehicles will demand more comfortable life conditions for more and more space travelers, whether they are simple tourists or professionals. With the technological development, the aspect of comfort is starting to gain importance since the wellbeing has a major impact on health, concentration and performance capabilities on long term. The literature review points out the main issues related to human and technical adaptation to microgravity conditions, lack of space or strict resources management.

Keywords: Space stations, habitability problems, ISS, life support system