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Space technology ensuring a sustainable planet for future generation

June 28, 2022

Space technology ensuring a sustainable
Last year, the world watched as billionaires took to the skies and launched themselves into space. Today, the space race has become a phenomenon, providing the ordinary person with a potential opportunity to take an extraordinary spaceflight. But there is more to space than meets the eye – through research and science, space improves people’s lives around the world by contributing to environmental monitoring, natural resource management, weather forecast and climate modelling, and early warning systems to assist in minimising future disasters.

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whitePaper | October 27, 2021

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