The Future of Satellite Applications: The End-User Perspective
Serving primarily geostrategic and military objectives, space has traditionally been the playground of political giants. But it was also a field for major scientific successes and technological breakthroughs. In the early days of the space age the benefits from space for citizens and the economy received less attention, although it is not that society did not reap massive benefits. Meteorology without space is now unthinkable. Military GPS gradually finding its way into the civilian world brought about remarkable change in how we move around and how we do business. And any textbook on space applications will rightfully praise the commercial success and pervasiveness of Satcoms.