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Wealthy nations carve up space and its riches, leave others behind

In the not-so-distant future, the ability to extract resources from the Moon and asteroids could become a major point of difference between the space haves and have-nots.

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space | Satellite | International Space Station

Theodora Ogden | The Conversation 



Hubble Space telescope
Representative image (Source: NASA)

Satellites help run the internet and television and are central to the Global Positioning System. They enable modern weather forecasting, help scientists track environmental degradation and play a huge role in modern military technology.

Nations that don’t have their own satellites providing these services rely on other countries. For those that want to develop their own infrastructure, options are running out as fills up.

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First Published: Thu, May 12 2022. 10:20 IST

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