Life Support and Crew Systems
Deep Space Systems has employees who have worked on the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle Programs.
In addition we have supported Lockheed Martin's Advanced Programs Office in the development of concept and system designs for future human space exploration architectures, spacecraft and systems.
Health, Well-Being, and Productivity
DSS believes that Bioregenerative Life Support Systems (BLiSS) will be the cornerstone of successful long-duration human space
exploration missions, ultimately leading to permanent human presence beyond Earth.
We take the long view of the human and plant biomes as being a part of a "Living Systems" design that is integrated with hardware, automation and software systems into a reliable, resilient, and pleasant crew environment.
Balancing Automation, Ground-Support and Manual Control
Deep Space Systems life support and crew systems designs focus on survivability first, with great attention to predicted reliability, probability of failure and consequence of failure. For probablistic effects, mitigations such block redundancy, N+1 Redundancy, and similar and dissimilar Functional Redundancy are considered. Where the consequence of failure demand it and system resources allow it, independent emergency systems can expand the safety envelope.