8 Space Technologies That Changed the World Forever

Nov 11, 2023, 03:56 PM IST

8 Space Technologies That Changed the World Forever

Vikrant Singh

1. Satellite Communications

The development of communication satellites has revolutionised global communication, enabling television broadcasting, internet access, and worldwide phone calls.

2. GPS (Global Positioning System)

Originally created for military purposes, GPS is now used for navigation, tracking, and location-based services in everything, from smartphones to transportation systems.

3. Weather Forecasting

Weather satellites provide crucial data for accurate weather predictions, helping us prepare for and mitigate the impact of natural disasters.

4. Advanced Materials

 Research in space led to the creation of new materials, like memory foam and lightweight metals, which have found application in everyday products.

5. Miniaturised Electronics

The miniaturisation of electronic components for space missions paved the way for the development of smaller, more powerful, and energy-efficient consumer electronics.

6. Medical Imaging

Techniques developed for space missions, like digital imaging and remote sensing, have been adapted for medical purposes, such as MRI and CT scans.

7. Water Purification

Space missions required efficient water recycling systems, leading to advancements in water purification technology on Earth.

8. Solar Power

Solar panels used in space missions have contributed to the growth of solar energy as a clean and renewable power source on Earth.