Hydrophobic, micropore membrane evaporators are studied for use in waste heat rejection in new generation spacesuits developed by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The waste heat rejection is accomplished via evaporation of liquid water through membrane pores, whereby the hydrophobic membrane allows only water vapor to pass through and retains the liquid phase inside the membrane water channel, allowing the waste heat rejection through the proposed spacesuit water membrane evaporator (SWME) system to be significantly less sensitive to contamination while improving the overall contaminant and system control. Although SWME uses the same heat transport loop as used in current NASA sublimator systems, thus eliminating the need for a separate feedwater system, it permits the system configuration to be simpler and more compact while also eliminating corrosion problems and reducing system freeze-up potential. An improved thermal performance model based on membrane segment energy balances is presented, which is a spacesuit water membrane evaporator for a single circular annulus water channel bounded by two annular vapor channels. The model allows for the investigation of the local heat transfer characteristics along the annulus including temperature gradients in the membrane wall and the water channel using a steady-state approach. The model also accounts for the effects of thermal and hydraulic entry lengths, far field radiation, and energy carried away by the mass of water evaporation. The local heat transfer analysis enables the straightforward calculation of the overall magnitude of heat transfer from the SWME. A model validation is presented via the sum of the squares error analyses between the model predictions and the experimental results.