Project Description

This paper discusses the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach in sustainability as it relates to rocket fuel. It outlines the need for the development of such a system to help the space industry in qualifying the complete environmental impact of the use of a given fuel. As a comparison, the automotive industry is used because of its use comprehensive use of LCA analysis in environmental evaluation of both fuels and vehicles. Acknowledging the challenges unique to the space industry, this paper also addresses how sustainable engineering could contribute to the life cycle development of green fuel.

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