Prototype BLSS lunar habitat

Phil Sadler, Roberto Furfaro, Gene Giacomelli, Lane Patterson

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This paper describes a conceptual design for a prototype Bioregenerative Life Support System (BLSS) based Lunar Habitat. The overall goal of this study is to support a crew of four astronauts continually occupying the Lunar Habitat at the rim of Shackelton's Crater with 6 month re-supply and crew change-out interval. Currently under construction are four prototype Lunar Greenhouse Modules and a fifth prototype Post Harvest Module for recycling crew waste, water, and atmosphere based on this design. The proposed BLSS is highly integrated with the entire habitat and it is shown to dictate the development and design of the proposed lunar habitat prototype.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSAE Technical Papers
StatePublished - 2008
Event38th International Conference on Environmental Systems - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2008Jul 2 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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