Development of a Fluid Systems Servicer (FSS) for the International Space Station

Paper #:
  • 972407

Published:
  • 1997-07-01
Citation:
Miernik, J., Schubert, F., and Chang, B., "Development of a Fluid Systems Servicer (FSS) for the International Space Station," SAE Technical Paper 972407, 1997, https://doi.org/10.4271/972407.
Pages:
7
Abstract:
The Fluid Systems Servicer (FSS) is designed to drain, purge, fill, and recirculate fluids while performing on-orbit start-up, scheduled, and unscheduled maintenance for fluid lines on the International Space Station (ISS). The FSS will utilize space vacuum for purging operations, thus, providing essentially unpowered vacuum back-filling capability. There is also a fluids pump in the FSS which is used for draining and recirculating water. The recirculation mode fulfills an additional design requirement of removing gas bubbles by directing water through a static membrane separator. Several flex-lines and adapters which interface various ISS lines via self-sealing Quick Disconnects (QD), are part of the FSS assembly. The FSS has its own power cord enabling excellent transportability. This feature, as well as, the QD adapters, enables the FSS to be used anywhere on station for numerous servicing tasks.
Access
Now
SAE MOBILUS Subscriber? You may already have access.
Buy
Select
Price
List
Download
$27.00
Mail
$27.00
Members save up to 40% off list price.
Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL

Related Items

Standard
2017-11-30
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2004-07-19
Technical Paper / Journal Article
1959-01-01
Technical Paper / Journal Article
1999-10-19
Technical Paper / Journal Article
1999-10-19
Book
2004-01-01