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It’s not rocket science

Category: Closing the loop

A space shuttle flies over the Earth with its emissions emphasised in written form and a gauge in the top corner

Environmental impacts of space activities have often been omitted from key legislation and regulations despite rocket propulsion being the only manmade source of emissions to inject ozone destroying compounds directly into all layers of the atmosphere. To address this, a new tool has been created at the University of Strathclyde which can be used in the design of future space missions to assist decision-makers reduce the overall environmental impact.

Entrant: Andrew Wilson , Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering

Copyright: Andrew Wilson

Funding: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) / SPACE Canada

Collaborators: Glasgow Caledonian University, European Space Agency


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