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The idea of flights fascinated humankind since
ancient times but was implemented entirely only after the technogenic
The dawn of space discoveries goes back to 1957
with the first satellite launch. Nowadays, numerous earth observation satellites orbit our planet regularly,
providing spatial imagery for multiple uses in businesses and people's everyday
Yet, to merely view the captured images is often
not enough, and we won't fully enjoy the benefits of satellite view acquisition without processing, interpretation,
and application recommendations. In this regard, reliable and comprehensive
data analytics becomes an essential constituent in technology implementations.
At present, it is hard to imagine a branch that
does not employ spatial data. The scope of utilizations is continuously
growing. Humankind explores even more opportunities for wide-scale uses in
agriculture, forestry, banking, mass media, transportation, tourism, mining,
rescue operations, ocean sciences, to mention a few.
H3 Food and Agriculture: Easier Crop Production
Capturing farmlands, satellites assist in
inspecting grain and vegetable growing. Modern farming strongly relies on
remote sensing and smart agriculture findings. Online tools and Crop Monitoring
by EOS Data Analytics, in
particular, facilitate crop producers' efforts, enabling them to monitor their
fields without physical presence.
Agricultural software users can track plant
health, assess irrigation and fertilizing needs, detect plant diseases, combat
pests, manage weeds, get weather forecasts, analyze historical weather and crop
productivity. Furthermore, differentiated field treatment prescribed by the app
allows farm owners to minimize chemical applications. That means a triple
advantage at least:
1. Reduced cost inputs of farmers.
2. Less polluted environment.
3. Healthier food for consumers.
H3 Money: Bank Card Operations
Many people prefer cashless payments and take
the possibility for granted. However, they wonâ€™t be able to do that without
satellites that connect the store with their bank and spare the necessity of
cash withdrawals at ATMs. What is more, the satellite links let customers make
online purchases worldwide at any convenient time.
H3 Transport: GPS Navigation
To find your way has never been so easy.
Provided you have a smartphone and internet access, you won't get lost. GPS
systems guide you by creating the best routes, analyzing traffic jams, or
notifying car accidents. So, spatial data improves your life here as well.
H3 Infrastructure: Bridge Structure and Road Movement
Satellites also contribute to road safety by
monitoring highways or constructions and signaling instabilities. This way,
engineers can tackle critical issues in time, and people can have safe and
H3 Travel: Flight Tracking
GIS systems allow correlating an object's
location with its coordinates on the geographic map. The georeference
technology provides benefits for numerous industries, including airline
companies and their clients. Acquiring aircraft signals, satellites determine
the jet's elevation and current position above the Earth's surface. This way,
it is possible to know the expected arrival time, prevent collisions, ensure
passenger safety, and estimate weather conditions.
H3 Entertainment: Radio And TV
If you can enjoy your favorite event live on TV
even though you cannot get to the place, it means the satellite signal transmits
the record. Such transmissions allow watching shows and concerts, world
contests, beauty pageants, or sports matches in real time actually not being
Satellite imagery nourishes the promptest mass
media reports on what happens in the world daily.
H2 Prognosis for The Nearest
According to McKinsey, around 2500 satellites observe
our planet nowadays. They provide spatial data for both non-expert and professional
use, with free public access or requiring paid permission. With the development
of technologies and industries, the next generations will witness and benefit
from their extended deployment.
COVID-19 stirred an unprecedented demand for
internet access due to remote business operations and distance learning, and
people discovered new opportunities for stay-at-home work. On the other hand,
the aerospace industry suffers from lockdown restrictions. If quarantine
measures persist, new satellite launches will be postponed for times. Yet, the
increased demand is supposed to evoke increased supplies in the long run.
Another tendency is spacecraft miniaturization
(both in mass and size) to reduce production costs. So the number of smallsat
constellations will most likely increase.
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