ITU Blog: How can Satellites help to achieve the SDGs?
Today, there are over 1,300 satellites in space, used for a variety of tasks that are pivotal to our networked lives.
Space activities include the provision of global positioning information, helping to prevent and mitigate natural and man-made disasters, and connecting the world to broadband services. Also, satellite systems provide the framework for global maritime and aviation distress and safety systems to meet safety of human life requirements.
Consequently, though they are not visible to the naked eye from Earth, satellite systems will play a critical role in supporting the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).