Less than a century ago, the only way to find out about incoming weather was from telegraphed reports from across the country, or by Morse Code. There was no Top 40 radio, and the only global position system invented was the simple compass. Such ideas and terms as telecommunications, DSL, or television were nonexistent. But all of that changed with the invention of the satellite.
Satellite technology is so ingrained with our modern society that most of the time, we don’t even notice it or think about how it impacts our daily lives. The uses are so numerous and encompassing, that when we start to list them all and think about life without them, we can truly see how much this technology has changed the way we live and work. Whenever you use an ATM machine or make a call from your mobile phone, check email through a WIFI connection or plug in a GPS unit into your car to get directions, satellite technology is making it possible. From a huge corporate office in a large, thriving city down to a small town school, satellites play a huge part in how things run and how we interact with our world.