Chinese Spacesuit Analysis

Discipline: Environmental Control/Life Support

This presentation will provide an overview of the Chinese EVA Spacesuits that were used last year as China became only the 3rd nation to perform an EVA from a spacecraft. This talk is a follow on from an AIAA talk given by Chuck Fulcher from Hamilton Sundstrand. An overview of the Chinese spacesuit and life-support system, were assessed from video downlinks during their EVA and from those assessments, spacesuit characteristics were identified and will be provided. The space suits will be compared against the Russian Orlan Spacesuit and the U.S. Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU). In addition, China’s plans for future missions will be shown.

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