Satellites not only facilitate various business-to-business communications, but they also make our handheld and vehicle GPS receivers work and provide the precise timing information that supports data networks for financial and banking systems. Even automatic teller machines (ATMs) depend on satellites!
Space technologies also support the safe and timely transportation of goods and services. They provide critical positioning information and allow precise monitoring of infrastructure like bridges and roads – helping our vehicles, trains, planes, and ships to stay safe and on course.
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Satellites like RADARSAT-2 provide data to support farmers in assessing soil moisture and irrigation needs, and GPS technology supports innovative precision farming techniques. This helps farmers better manage risks and improve planning to boost the quality and productivity of their crops.
From their unique vantage point in space, satellites help us monitor, protect and improve everyday economic activities on the ground.
Positioning information allows us to explore novel approaches to traditional activities (such as transportation and farming), and we use Earth observation satellites to keep a close eye on valuable natural resources, critical infrastructures and yearly harvests.
The data obtained in space helps us track and enhance production in various sectors, including Canada's fishery, forestry, mining and agricultural enterprises.
- Detection of new sites for mineral exploration
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