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Space Products and Services

Space Products and Services

Space technology, combined with communication networks, is displacing traditional ways of monitoring infrastructure and providing services. The Flanders region of Belgium is using geo-fencing and communications to replace underground sensors on its tram networks.


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From designing fire-resistant underwear to predicting floods and droughts, each endeavor is a step toward improving life with space technology. Space products and services result from humans creatively pursuing solutions to problems and questions in day-to-day life. The knowledge and expertise we...
Volunteer space operators who take over old NASA spacecraft; robots on faraway planets impacting the technologies of Earth's inhabitants; space agencies finding alternative uses for technologies and processes originally designed for space operations and exploration--each one of these topics and...
The Space Technology Hall of Fame® increases public awareness of the benefits of space exploration and encourages further innovation by recognizing individuals, organizations and companies that effectively adapt and market technologies originally developed for space to improve the quality of life...
Space products and services directly help individuals with travel and entertainment. Personal spaceflight, while still evolving, continues to garner media attention as space vehicle manufacturers test hardware and announce new services. Technologies developed for use in space are also finding...
Due to the wide perspective of Earth provided by some satellites, industries involved in energy, resources, and environmental management are benefiting from multiple new developments in satellite technology and services. The Earth’s environment is in constant flux as natural resources are...
Satellite products and services play an important role in governance, education, and the development and maintenance of infrastructure. Governments around the world rely on satellite communications for programs as diverse as election monitoring, border security, tax collection, distance learning,...
In the information age, space products and services have become increasingly important to the retail, finance, and corporate service sectors. A healthy industry requires reliable access to information in order to reach customers and develop products. Satellite services are versatile, benefiting...
Beyond corporate and retail services, space products and services also facilitate global transportation, logistics, industrial manufacturing, and materials testing. While a single GPS device enables personal navigation, multiple network-linked GPS devices enable the management of complex logistics...
Since the beginning of the Space Race, defense considerations have been an important part of space activities. National security space assets provide tactical and strategic intelligence services, navigation data and precision guidance for munitions, secure communications, and monitoring of foreign...
Space provides a unique environment for testing complicated physical and biochemical processes in the absence of gravity. This causes many processes and reactions to behave differently than they do on Earth and allows for unique scientific inquiries.

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