Space communication has become an integral component of our overall global telecommunication infrastructure. Satellites are being used for telecommunication, business, entertainment, education, Internet, navigation, remote sensing, imaging, and weather forecasting.
Satellites are also providing backup communication capabilities when terrestrial communication is interrupted in cases such as earthquakes or other natural (or unnatural) disasters. The September 11th events in 2001 demonstrated the value of redundant satellite systems in supporting rescue efforts.
Akir, Ziad I.
"Overview: Space Security: Possible Issues and Potential Solutions,"
Online Journal of Space Communication: Vol. 3
, Article 2.
Available at: https://ohioopen.library.ohio.edu/spacejournal/vol3/iss6/2
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