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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Sep 2018|
|Event||8th International Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications Conference - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 26 Sep 2018 → 28 Sep 2018
Conference number: 8
|Conference||8th International Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications Conference|
|Abbreviated title||SECESA 2018|
|Period||26/09/18 → 28/09/18|
- life cycle assessment
- Strathclyde Space System Database
- environmental life cycle assessment
- sustainability assessment
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.