Nov 11, 2023, 03:56 PM IST
The development of communication satellites has revolutionised global communication, enabling television broadcasting, internet access, and worldwide phone calls.
Originally created for military purposes, GPS is now used for navigation, tracking, and location-based services in everything, from smartphones to transportation systems.
Weather satellites provide crucial data for accurate weather predictions, helping us prepare for and mitigate the impact of natural disasters.
Research in space led to the creation of new materials, like memory foam and lightweight metals, which have found application in everyday products.
The miniaturisation of electronic components for space missions paved the way for the development of smaller, more powerful, and energy-efficient consumer electronics.
Techniques developed for space missions, like digital imaging and remote sensing, have been adapted for medical purposes, such as MRI and CT scans.
Space missions required efficient water recycling systems, leading to advancements in water purification technology on Earth.
Solar panels used in space missions have contributed to the growth of solar energy as a clean and renewable power source on Earth.