21 Apr '17, 10am

#EarthDay : Can you imagine a #world without #satellites

Luckily, satellites reach just about everywhere today! In certain isolated parts of our planet, satellites provide inhabitants with access to telephone service, 4G/5G, broadband and more. Thales Alenia Space is the prime contractor for several generations of telecom satellite constellations in low Earth orbit, and a leading supplier of systems for mobile telephony and broadband internet around the world [Iridium NEXT, O3B and Globalstar]. In fact, without these telecom satellites, we would no longer be able to see major sports events live from halfway around the world. Not that long ago, if you wanted to see a World Cup soccer match, you had to wait for the game films to be air shipped back to your country to see them on TV. Without satellites, we wouldn’t have much choice in our television programs either, because there would be no more direct-to-home broadcasting, and ca...

Full article: https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide/space/news/can-y...

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