Re: Shuttle water dump

From: Ed Davies (edavies@nildram.co.uk)
Date: Fri Mar 09 2001 - 09:17:37 PST

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    Dale Ireland wrote:
    > What is the source of the water? Power units? Dishwashing?
    
    Fuel cells.  
    
    Oxygen + hydrogen -> electricity + heat + water
    
    Some water is kept for drinking, etc, - the rest goes overboard.  There's a 
    contingency mechanism to dump waste water but normally it comes back down with 
    orbiter.
    
    See:
    
    <http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/technology/sts-newsref/sts-eps.html#sts-fuel-cell>
    <http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/technology/sts-newsref/sts_eclss.html#sts_eclss>
    
    and particularly:
    
    <http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/technology/sts-newsref/sts-eclss-wcl.html>
    
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