Inaccurate maps and incorrect weather forecast: how our life will change without satellites

The head of the Russian space startup Oleg Mansurov said that weather data is being tracked

meteorological satellites.From a great height, instruments of meteorological satellites capture visible, infrared and microwave radiation from the Earth's surface. They also measure the temperature of the soil, sea surface and various layers of the atmosphere, as well as determine the strength of the wind over the oceans and air humidity.

More satellites monitor the fields:they are engaged in the analysis of the state of crops according to the data received. The most popular among farmers is the NDVI index, which is an indicator of the amount of photosynthetically active biomass in the field. It can only be measured from a satellite.

Also, according to information from satellites, researchersmonitor air quality. This data helps fight pollution sources that release nitrogen dioxide, smog, formaldehyde and aerosols into the atmosphere. Instruments sent into space as part of satellites can also track the path of pollution, determining the places of their appearance.

And, most importantly, without data from space, most modern maps would work worse - the information from them would be less accurate and, most likely, incomplete.

All the listed services and services appearedthanks to the development of private space business, which is also in Russia. Hi-Tech launched its own podcast - "Come what may", in the seventh issue of which we discuss why Russia needs its own Elon Musk and how multimillion-dollar rocket launches will improve the lives of ordinary people.

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