Forum 360: Expanding the Horizons of Sustainability from Earth to Space: Launch and Recovery 10 August 2021 1130 - 1245

The most costly and energetically difficult part of space exploration is defeating gravity through launch and recovery operations. On Earth, we have embraced the reuse and recycle “circular economy.” Launch companies are increasingly embracing these philosophies for space travel and are making headway reducing launch prices and environmental impacts by developing reusable launch systems, using green fuels, and adopting advanced manufacturing techniques.