Life Support Systems for Russian IVA/EVA Space Suits
This chapter presents the history, basic data, and design features for every generation of Russian Life Support Systems (LSS) for space suits. The chapter starts with a short description of pre-space-era LSS development, from which the first space systems evolved. For every space craft, an original space suit with a customized LSS was developed. The milestones of the Russian space program are Vostok, Voskhod, Luna, Soyuz, Buran, and various space stations including the Salyut family, Mir, and the International Space Station (ISS). Key elements of the basic LSS were used with improvements in a few projects.