How space technology touches everyday life
From the moment we wake to last thing at night, space science and technology surround us, sometimes without us even noticing.
Whizzing around the planet, faster than three kilometres per second, a satellite transmits high-speed internet, the location of a sea vessel in an emergency or weather observations to ground stations all over the world.
To most, this means streaming the latest series online or deciding that tomorrow is too cold for a swim. For others, it can mean the difference between life and death.
Every day we take for granted how space science and technologies allow us to go about our business. The video above by the European Space Agency illustrates just a few ways in which space science helps us out on the ground – and what services might be around the corner.