The Sabatier Assembly is part of the International Space Station (ISS) Environment Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) and is installed in the Oxygen Generator System (OGS) Rack 3 in the Tranquility Node. The Sabatier Assembly combines waste hydrogen from the Oxygen Generator Assembly and carbon dioxide from the Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly to produce up to three liters of potable water per day. This added water to the ISS saves valuable crew time and a significant amount of required up mass cost for NASA each year.
Space Systems engineers, working with NASA developed the system to provide an on board water supply, saving on logistics and allowing greater scientific and supply payloads to the ISS. We also employed an innovative business solution where we provided NASA the hardware under a service based contract with milestone payments for on-orbit performance.