Space & Satellite Professionals International

The Orbiter: Satellites and Public Health
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In the time of COVID19, the world is seeking answers to the most severe public health crisis in living memory. Changes to how we live and work are part of the answer. Healthcare and the search for therapies and vaccines are another.

The space and satellite business can justly claim to be yet one more. Satellites have been contributing solutions for public health for decades, from communication and telemedicine to imaging and location services. The laws of physics and capabilities of technology dictate that our services reach across vast distances, reveal hidden truths and bring capabilities where they are most needed. In these pages, members of the Space & Satellite Hall of Fame and SSPI’s 20 Under 35 cohorts share their insiders’ perspective on the difference this industry makes at times like today, when human lives are in peril and good answers are in high demand.

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