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Satellites and commercial applications of space

Space has an important influence on our everyday lives and is one of the key enablers of the global economy. Research into space has given us an amazing insight into our universe and the forces that govern it, much of which directly affect our lives here on earth. It has also revolutionised many technologies such as security and navigation systems, and has underpinned new industries such as telecommunications and environmental monitoring.

Last updated: 01 July 2016


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