Some Observations on Outer Space from Earth and Some Observations on Earth from Outer Space

Some Observations on Outer Space from Earth and Some Observations on Earth from Outer Space

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Sylvia Ospina


This paper will present the author’s views on the use of outer space, and the impact of space activities on terrestrial undertakings. The main focus of this essay will be on satellites, which have radically changed the way we communicate, and also how we perceive our planet. The influence of South American countries on space activities and space policy will be surveyed. The military use of satellites will not be considered in depth, except to provide a context for the development of satellite technology. Rather, this paper focusses on satellites – Earth observation / remote sensing and communications, on the impact they have had, and continue having in our daily lives.


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