SPACE EXPLORATION AND THE UN
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
ESA is facing the time to bring space closer to humankind. ESA Space 4.0 aims to develop space technologies for everyone on Earth. As a means to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ESA’s Space Exploration Programme offers a variety of different technologies for the further development of humankind. The space sector is evolving into a new era, characterised by the emergence of private companies, participation with academia, industry and citizens, digitisation and global interaction. Space Exploration thereby holds huge potential to improve life on planet Earth and help tackle the challenges of today’s society.