Reflections on the Pandemic in the Future of the World

The Importance and Social Impacts of Space Studies in the Context of International Relations in the Post-pandemic Period

Driven by Cold War tensions between the US and the Soviet Union, the space race began in the late 1950s. As satellite technologies have become an integral part of our daily lives, they have profoundly influenced the course of human civilization for more than 60 years. These technologies have provided humanity with many remarkable insights the world over. For example, observation satellites provide a continuous view of our planet for effective monitoring of the environment. There are clear turning points in history when things changed and new courses were plotted. The space community is experiencing such a point today. In this paper, we briefed the space sector and we tried to give some information regarding the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak to this sector. We also highlighted the importance of working together to find solutions to the problems that humanity is now facing. In this new era, only the cooperative approach to space can ensure that all countries and peoples can benefit from what space activities have to offer.

Prof. Lokman Kuzu
DOI: 10.53478/TUBA.2020.114