We are dealing with a vast and complex problem under a rather provocative title. So let me reassure you. I will not try to cover the familiar ground of civil use of space technology. I intend instead to focus on the military applications. The emphasis will not be on technical features but on the political and ethical aspects. For good reasons, as attention mostly goes out to the civilian use of space technology. Military applications are often seen as sornething additional, of marginal interest. This, in my opinion, isa grave error because it is precisely the military use of space which will determine our future. Those engaged in the development of space technology should be aware that many components – such as satellites and sensors – could be used both for civilian and military purposes. Een artikel van de hand van Edy Korthals Altes voor het tijdschrift ASPECT september 2018.
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