By Dr Kayyali Mohamed, KSF Space Foundation
Today, satellites are used to monitor military threats and assist troops in combat. However, some believe that satellites are no longer used in this manner. Satellites employ various technologies to keep watch over the planet and provide military assistance. Satellites have become an important tool for military action.
Satellites are used to monitor military threats from space. They use various technologies to collect data on weather, natural disasters, global positioning and atmospheric conditions. They can also detect potential threats such as missiles and terrorists. In addition, they can assist troops on the ground by providing information about the surrounding area. This information allows troops to better navigate terrain and plan attacks against their enemies. Satellites have become a crucial tool for military forces around the world.
Satellites are also used to assist troops in combat situations. In addition to monitoring threats from space, satellites can be used to provide real time data about troop movements and enemy locations. They can be used to give soldiers accurate intel about the surrounding environment. In addition, they can relay commands from commanders to individual troops. This allows soldiers to receive orders quickly and respond accordingly. Overall, satellites have become an integral part of receiving military assistance during combat situations.
Apart from assisting troops in combat, satellites can also be used to provide real time data in combat situations. Satellites use various technologies such as infrared imaging and radar tracking to collect data on threats and troop locations. They also transmit this information back down to ground forces so they can make informed decisions during combat. Satellites provide real time data in combat situations thanks to various technologies at their disposal.
On the other hand, satellites are no longer used to monitor military threats because human operatives have replaced them for that purpose. Humans are able to gather more detailed information than satellites ever could. Plus, satellites cannot be used when there is inclement weather or other environmental factors that would interfere with their function. Due to these reasons, humans have replaced satellites for monitoring military threats.
Apart from that change, satellite monitoring is no longer used to assist troops in combat situations. Instead, they employ other technology such as drones and aircraft that can relay information faster than satellites ever could. Plus, drones and aircraft do not require a large amount of space-based support systems like satellites do; hence why militaries have abandoned satellite monitoring for these more efficient technologies
Apart from that change, satellites do not provide real time data in combat situations because they can be easily countered by an opposing force with countermeasures like anti-radar technology or anti-drone weaponry. Plus, there are other sources obtainable data on a soldier’s location such as their own eyes and ears plus comms with their fellow soldiers or superiors. Therefore, using satellites in combat situations is pointless when there are other sources of obtainable data on a soldier’s location
Overall, satellites have become an integral part of military action due to their ability to monitor threats and assist troops in combat situations. However, some view satellites as obsolete due to technological advancements such as human operatives gathering more detailed information than satellites ever could do so-called ‘space spies’ via comms or hidden near battle zones). Despite technological advancements making satellite monitoring obsolete; they are still needed due to human operatives not being able to gather certain types of data (weather patterns or atmospheric conditions). In addition, human operatives cannot relay information as fast as satellites can via satellite relays; hence why militaries still rely on them despite them being outmoded by other technologies.