HOW ARE SATELLITES SENT INTO ORBIT? WHAT ARE THEY FOR ?
Thousands of satellites revolve around our planet and enable our telecommunications, geolocation and “take the pulse” of our spaceship Earth.
Thousands of satellites revolve around our planet and enable our telecommunications, geolocation and “take the pulse” of our spaceship Earth :
- how satellites tell us about climate change
- give our position to within a few metres
- transmit distress messages
- help planes land
- help farmers to better irrigate their fields
- help scientists to monitor the life of animals, etc.
The Spaceship Earth exhibition with its interactive facilities .
L’exposition Vaisseau Terre avec ses dispositifs intéractifs.
SATELLITES ARE ALSO IN OUR PHONE AND AT HOME
Satellites known as messengers are also present in your home and on you. They help you optimise your professional activities, your pastimes and your travels thanks to applications. So are we addicted to satellites? Answer in Spaceship Earth
Accurately monitoring the state of our planet from space is a challenge for which Europe has created the Copernicus Earth observation programme whose satellites are called… Sentinel ! A name that symbolises very well the objective of their mission.