[CEATEC 2014] Sending a satellite into space is definitely a huge achievement for any nation, and Japan is an old hand at this particular endeavor. In fact, thanks to the likes of Mitsubishi Electric who have come up with their fair share of satellites, life will never be the same again. Basically, the TURKSAT-4A Turkish communications satellite will be able to deliver an even greater level of detail and accuracy over a particular area that it zooms in on – which means that folks living in Japan will soon have even more accurate GPS readings, and this will not only benefit the individual, but also businesses on a whole.
Apart from that, there is also the “Daiichi 2” Advanced Land Observing Satellite 2 (ALOS-2) which was launched in May earlier this year, where it shows off actual images that has been snapped. Hence, it also goes without saying that with a more accurate representation of what is actually on the ground, response teams to disaster sites will have a better idea as seen from space (the big picture, basically) of the area that they are going to without being surprised by the unexpected or simply to have a rough representation of the affected area in theory.
Having such power from space above, with plans to send up a few more satellites in a couple of years’ time, will also be beneficial for the country to actually keep a keen eye on possible environmental degradation which can be attributed to the likes of illegal logging. The world is definitely going to be a better place when the power of these satellites are concentrated in the right direction.