Spaceflight Life Support and Biospherics

  • Peter Eckart

Part of the Space Technology Library book series (SPTL, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Peter Eckart
    Pages 1-7
  3. Peter Eckart
    Pages 39-77
  4. Peter Eckart
    Pages 79-173
  5. Peter Eckart
    Pages 175-248
  6. Peter Eckart
    Pages 249-364
  7. Peter Eckart
    Pages 397-412
  8. Peter Eckart
    Pages 413-427
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 429-444

About this book


Spaceflight Life Support and Biospherics is the introduction to space life support systems and artificial ecosystems that has so far been lacking. It is a source of information for everyone involved in the life support system design and development process - engineers, scientists, and students - as well as all those who are simply interested in this existing discipline. The structure of this book is such that it gives step-by-step answers to the basic questions concerning life support systems on any scale - from small microbial systems to the Earth's biosphere:
  • Why life support system development and biosphere research?
  • How does our natural life support system, the biosphere, work?
  • What are the environmental conditions for life support systems in space?
  • What are the fundamental terms and requirements of life support?
  • Which physicochemical life support subsystems currently exist?
  • Which are the potential bioregenerative life support technologies of the future?
  • What are life support systems of future planetary habitats going to look like?
  • What are the experiences of the largest artificial ecosystem - Biosphere 2?
  • What are the potential terrestrial benefits of life support development? £/LIST£
  • Keywords

    design space space exploration spaceflight

    Authors and affiliations

    • Peter Eckart
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      • 2
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    1. 1.Institute of AstronauticsTechnical University of MunichGermany
    2. 2.Summer SessionGraduate of the International Space UniversityKitakyushuJapan
    3. 3.Crew and Thermal Systems DivisionNASA Johnson Space CenterHoustonUSA

    Bibliographic information

    • DOI
    • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. and Microcosm 1996
    • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
    • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
    • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4659-8
    • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3038-9
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