‘Demain l’Espace’ arose out of CNES’s desire to bring the benefits of space in our daily lives to the attention of the largest number of our fellow citizens.
Telecommunications, geolocation systems and weather forecasting are just some of the many technologies reliant on space that have become almost ubiquitous in modern society, and space exploration is continually pushing the boundaries of our knowledge.
What does space hold in store for the decades ahead? CNES ethics officer Jacques Arnould has attempted to answer this question, addressing the future challenges we face, both scientific with space’s contribution to monitoring climate change and it impacts on human populations, and near-term with the emergence of new space powers and private entrepreneurs.
Commenting on the book, Jean-Yves Le Gall said: “In approaching the subject of space from an ethical perspective, this book seeks to share our heritage with the largest number. Above all, it evokes a future in which CNES sees itself as a socially responsible player.”