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Innovations made possible by space data


Innovations made possible by space data Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency describes innovations that have emerged through the use of space data.

Satellites have now made it possible for people in remote locations to bank securely.

Satellite navigation can be used to track offenders using ankle bracelets during the rehabilitation process, providing a more humane and cost effective alternative to imprisonment.

In Australia, the world’s first self-automated long-haul cargo train is being controlled by satellite systems designed by the Italian company Ansaldo STS. Some of these innovations stay in the realm of space applications, but others make their way into everyday usage, often with effects that bring fundamental changes to how we live on earth. For example, space technology is largely responsible for the popularization of solar panels and digital photography.

The obsession with space has driven innovation and not only extended the capabilities of technology, but delivered remarkable breakthroughs and created new materials and products. 1. Institutionalize service innovation Services, like products, have a shelf life. After all, customer demand evolves, service expectations change, and technological advances constantly bring new possibilities. Services, therefore, should be periodically examined and refreshed, just as products are. Innovations made possible by space data as seen above in video shows how easily it can be tracked.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Video Credit: European Space Agency



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