It is important to remember the immense value that space provides. For all of us, satellites have become integrated into 21st-century society, much as electricity and mass communications became integral to 20th-century modernity. From agriculture to national security, environmental monitoring to finance, commercial fishing to emergency services, space-based services—invisible but invaluable—enable or assist a diversity of everyday applications in ways that we may take for granted. Space-based communications, navigation, weather, and remote sensing services make our daily lives better, and contribute to saving lives and property.
Space Policy Show Alert: Check out Episode 16 of The Space Policy Show featuring Sam Wilson, Mick Gleason, special guest Ellen Stofan and Marina Koren. This episode illustrates how our modern world relies on space sector by sector.