In 1945, there was satellite communications system proposed in a British science fiction article written by Arthur C. Clarke. The report shows how geostationary satellites can be used for global television and radio communication and broadcasts. The first artificial satellite was initiated in 1957 by the Soviet Union, named Sputnik. However, the first successful weather satellite was launched in 1960 by NASA. Named the Tiros-1, the satellite was a success.
The first communication satellite was launched in 1962, named the Telstar-1, and was used in the live transatlantic telecast. China launched its first satellite into the Earth’s orbit in 1970, the Dongfanghong 1, and became the fifth nation to achieve launch capability independently. In 1972, the Landsat program ensued, and the Earth Resources Technology Satellite was launched. Other historical events in the development of satellites include the European Space Agency (ESA) beginning the Ariane-1 in 1979, as well as the Probe landing on a comet in 2014. By 2012, a noted 1000 satellites were orbiting the earth, all which have indeed played a wide variety of roles for the world.
Satellites Changing the World as We Know It
Even though most people in the world may first be surprised at this, satellites are used by everyone almost every day. Though they are not visible on one’s eyesight, they probably have traveled above you today. Some of the areas in which satellites have been applied include in communication, astronomy, oceanography, surveillance, as well as a variety of the other regions. They have indeed gone a long way in helping scientists gain a perspective view in nearly most objects in the world, which have all boosted technological advancement in the world.
Most people are familiar with the application of telephone calls, TV and radio signals, as well as satellite navigation systems. These systems include those used in aircrafts and cars. Satellites have also facilitated in the advancement of weather technologies. Even though it may not be possible to change the weather, satellites have enabled us to have an idea knowing the weather conditions ahead of time, which gives us a chance to prepare. Also, there have been startup technologies putting image data to work. Additionally, there are two technological improvements in image data that have been boosted by satellites. One of these includes cloud technology, which allows for efficient and cheap storing of data. The other one is artificial neural networks, the technology that skillfully and efficiently analyzes data. The aid of satellites in analyzing image analysis puzzles has particularly been attracted the potential that image data holds in technological advancements.
The benefits of satellites can also be seen in agribusiness and retail. Through satellites with software that is subscription-based, their orbital insight provides access to data that is highly specific, and that which paints a fuller picture of the performance a company has in the industry it is in.