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It has been helping scientists find answers to the unknown aiding companies like VISA incorporation to spread around the globe and assisting tourists finding their way when they become lost The world has profited from artificial satellites since 1951 when Russia launched the first man made satellite called Sputnik I in outer-space to sail where nothing had sailed before Today satellites have become so widely used that some of them have become Royalty Free available to civilians around the globe with over 150 countries funding them With over 2200 operational satellites orbiting the Earth one has to wonder how do people profit from artificial satellites in everyday life If we wish to understand why artificial satellites are so useful the contributions of each type of satellites will have to be outlined starting with satellites part of the Global Positioning system GPS Reconnaissance Satellites and finally Telecommunications Satellites The Global Positioning System provides users with accurate information about their latitude longitude velocity and altitude as well as the time anywhere in the world and works in all weather conditions The GPS was initiated in 1973 by Navstar in the United States and then followed by the Soviet Union with their own GPS Both GPS systems are free to use by anyone around the world and offers great benefits to the military commercial companies and civilian residents On the military side the US Air Force uses the GPS to test unmanned prototype aircrafts like the X-22 which can prevent unnecessary human casualties The GPS is also used in military submarines Reconnaissance vehicles jets and carriers to constantly be able to track their location and instantly know if one of the above is in trouble For example if a submarines nuclear plant fails and causes the submarine to slowly sink uncontrollably the military would know within seconds that the submarine is having technical trouble because of the sudden drop in depth Of course the military are
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