Space technology, particularly the use of satellites, has significantly influenced multiple sectors, including water management. Water management entails the collection, transportation, treatment, and distribution of water for various uses such as agriculture, municipal supply, and industrial processes. Effective water management also involves monitoring water quality, predicting water availability, and mitigating the effects of natural disasters like floods and droughts. This article reviews the role of space technology in global water management.Read More How Can Space Technology Help With Water Management?
The United Nations operates a specialized institution known as the United Nations Operational Satellite Centre (UNOSAT). UNOSAT is a technology-intensive program that delivers satellite solutions to relief and development organizations within and outside the United Nations system to help make a difference in response to humanitarian crises and for sustainable development.Read More What is the United Nations Satellite Centre and Why is it Important?
The report highlights three key drivers of instability in space: the entanglement of conventional and nuclear space sensor systems, the testing of kinetic energy direct ascent anti-satellite weapons, and the dramatic growth of constellations of tens and even hundreds of thousands of commercial satellites. China plays a critical role in all three of these issues, reflecting the fact that the infrastructure of space governance has not kept pace with technological change and the burgeoning number of actors in space.Read More Report: China and Strategic Instability in Space: Pathways to Peace in an Era of US-China Strategic Competition (USIP 2023)
The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission is an international network of satellites that provide next-generation global observations of rain and snow. Led by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), GPM builds upon the legacy of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) to set a new standard for precipitation measurements from space.Read More What is NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission and Why is it Important?
Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), commonly known as UFOs, have captured public imagination for decades. However, scientific research into these phenomena has been limited. NASA recently released a report by an independent study team outlining how the agency can leverage its expertise and assets to enhance the scientific study of UAP. Satellite imaging and space-based observations will play a key role in this endeavor.Read More The Role of Satellite Imaging and Space-Based Observations in UAP Research