How Long a Space Suit Will Work

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therocketjohn

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How long can a person stay in next generation space suits outside a space vehicle or base in the following locations:

Outside the the ISS
At the most probable moon base location
On the surface of Mars
 
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Archer17

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therocketjohn":20orogbm said:
How long can a person stay in next generation space suits outside a space vehicle or base in the following locations:

Outside the the ISS
At the most probable moon base location
On the surface of Mars
Maybe someone else more savvy can weigh in but a cursory google search involving the latest US and Russian suits say between 7-9 hours (I got the 9-hr. figure from Wikipedia involving the Russian Orlan-M design). One has to factor in what the astronaut is doing as strenuous activity would obviously require more oxygen, carbon dioxide removal, water, etc. My search didn't go into future designs.
 
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CalliArcale

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It is worth pointing out that both US and Russian suits have the capacity to "recharge" during the EVA, which extends the EVA time. Without the spacecraft around for recharging purposes, the actual survival time would be less.
 
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