The Strathclyde space systems database: a new life cycle sustainability assessment tool for the design of next generation green space systems

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Abstract

Life Cycle Assessment is an important environmental management technique that is increasingly being applied within the space industry to assess the environmental impacts of products over their life cycles. However, with a renewed focus on sustainability issues, the space sector may need to move to a more encompassing sustainability assessment. In this regard, the new open source Strathclyde Space Systems Database is the first Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment tool for space systems. The use of this database is demonstrated by comparing different monopropellants in two separate scenarios. From this it is clear that the added sustainability dimensions can dramatically assist decision-makers to select more sustainable products.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2018
Event8th International Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications Conference - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Sep 201828 Sep 2018
Conference number: 8
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Conference

Conference8th International Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications Conference
Abbreviated titleSECESA 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period26/09/1828/09/18
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Keywords

  • life cycle assessment
  • Strathclyde Space System Database
  • environmental life cycle assessment
  • sustainability assessment

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    Wilson, A. R., Vasile, M., Maddock, C., & Baker, K. J. (2018). The Strathclyde space systems database: a new life cycle sustainability assessment tool for the design of next generation green space systems. Paper presented at 8th International Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications Conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom.