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NextSTEP Phase 2 Environmental Control Life Support Systems Modularity Study (NSTEP ECLSS)

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NextSTEP Phase 2 Environmental Control Life Support Systems Modularity Study

The objectives of the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) Modularity Phase 2 study are to add activities that are needed to evolve ECLSS from supporting an initial cislunar habitat toward a habitat for deep space travel.  This program will develop an ECLSS architecture for a cislunar habitat that is evolvable to support closed-loop, earth independent, deep space exploration applications; generate a dynamic modular ECLSS model; develop a fully functional prototype of the selected control architecture; support the development of ECLSS Standards and Interfaces; leverage the state-of-the-art intelligent technologies to enhance ECLSS performance, safety and reliability; develop and fabricate a series of demonstration pallets; and develop and fabricate an Air Revitalization System (ARS) Prototype.

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