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Governance, Education, and Infrastructure

Governance, Education, and Infrastructure

Satellite products and services play an important role in governance, education, and the development and maintenance of infrastructure. Governments around the world rely on satellite communications for programs as diverse as election monitoring, border security, tax collection, distance learning, disaster relief, and national defense.


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Understanding real world vehicle emissions may help governments in some areas of the world save lives. In the...
Year: 2016
Country: United States
Space radar exposes the depth of California's water problems.
Year: 2016
When overhead space assets show the impacts of mining on the environment.
Year: 2016
Country: Nepal, United States
From helping teams find victims in collapsed buildings to remotely monitoring quarantined patients, NASA has a technology to do both.
Year: 2016
Country: India, United States
Satellite rainfall data might help Indian residents save money.
Year: 2014
There are other ways to become even more involved with space activities. Satellite imagery companies are offering opportunities for people to provide imagery analysis. Crowdsourcing has become a key approach and has resulted in websites such as DigitalGlobe’s Tomnod.[
Year: 2014
Whether using multispectral imagery from satellite imagery providers such as DigitalGlobe, or synthetic aperture radar (SAR) products from satellites such as the German Aerospace Center’s (DLR) TerraSAR-X, law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom and other countries are learning how...
Year: 2014
Social media and space agency public relations worked together to bring awareness of space program activities by endowing personality to robots flying through space. “Namaste, @MarsOrbiter!” displayed a playful tenor in one of the first friendly greetings given to India’s Mars Orbiter Mission...
Year: 2013
Country: United States
Satellite services are also being used by law enforcement in new ways to find and apprehend suspects. StarChase is a GPS-based pursuit management system that reduces the need for dangerous and destructive high-speed vehicle chases. Installed into the front of a law enforcement vehicle, StarChase...
Year: 2013
Country: China
Space exploration and utilization activities help inspire students to pursue careers in STEM fields. All the ISS partners devote some portion of their activities on the station to educational purposes. Many other space agency programs also have an outreach component. Aside from cultivating an...

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