Satellites in our everyday lives
Since the first satellite was launched into orbit in 1957, space technology has evolved rapidly. Today, a growing number of satellites orbit around the Earth, making various Earth observation, communications, navigation and science applications possible. While we may not always realize or acknowledge their existence, the important role these systems play in our daily lives cannot be underestimated. They contribute considerably to our well-being and enable us to achieve our objectives in new and innovative ways.
Every single day, Canadian and international satellites are meeting the needs of multiple users, in Canada and around the world. From space, they provide information and services to support global communications, the economy, security and defence, safety and emergency management, the environment and health.
As technology advances, the potential of satellites will undoubtedly continue to grow. New markets will emerge along with new opportunities to push the boundaries of what space technology currently offers.
Space provides a unique vantage point from which to monitor the Arctic and respond effectively to the distinct challenges and opportunity in Canada's North.
Satellites are valuable tools to increase our knowledge of climate change and its impacts, and thus properly target our action plans and response activities.
Thanks to satellite data, farmers can maximize the use of their lands, which in turn benefits all Canadians.
Using satellites, we can monitor changes and promote the responsible use of land and natural resources to protect our ecosystems and biodiversity.
Satellites play a critical role supporting first responders and search and rescue teams in emergency situations.
Earth observation satellites and space science play an active role in improving the health of Canadians.
Canadian satellites are providing information to help us monitor our waters and coastlines, protect them and guide ships.
Satellites are part of our everyday lives, whether we know it or not. Here are 10 ways they've played a role in your day.
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