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Space station appliances: design problems encountered during the development of ground test units

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1 Author(s)
Wilson, R.G. ; Elisha Gray II Res. & Eng. Center, Benton Harbor, MI, USA

A general description of the NASA Space Station and a proposed Space Station gallery design are presented and the objectives of the contracts which funded this work are reviewed. The design problems encountered while designing a refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, and combination clothes washer/dryer for microgravity operation are discussed. As the design problems are introduced, it is shown how the solutions to the problems have impacted the designs

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Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:24 ,  Issue: 2 )