Life Cycle Assessment is a relatively new concept in spaceflight. It is however getting more and more important. What is the exact impact of a rocket launch on the environment? What is the total carbondioxide emission of the production process?
ESA is researching their footprint and two professionals are coming to Delft to talk about it. They will explain what a Life Cycle Assessment is exactly, how you can perform one and what ESA is doing to improve their design by results of LCA’s.