Study Explores Space's Impact On Our Daily Lives
Satellites surveying the environmental and economic impacts of COVID-19, rocket launches, and plans for the next lunar landing have been featured in the news recently. Despite this, it is still easy to miss all of the ways in which satellites contribute to daily life. A new study released by The Aerospace Corporation's Center for Space Policy and Strategy (CSPS) discusses the value and use of space-based capabilities and our reliance on space, sector by sector.
"More than 2,200 active satellites support earthly infrastructure, economies, and national security systems, enabling hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of benefits over their lifetimes," said Jamie Morin, Executive Director of CSPS.
"The breakthrough technologies and satellite constellations currently in development will deepen our relationship with space even further, bringing more space-enabled capabilities and opportunities to their everyday lives."
The CSPS study focuses on the fundamental uses of space-based assets and the world's continuous reliance on them. The study also provides examples of how its usage will widen as satellite operators innovate and offer new products and services.
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