Communication is an important part of every day life, but would not be possible without all of the satellites we have orbiting Earth. These satellites give many different services to billions of people in almost all areas of our planet. Many of us now need satellites for our TV, broadband, telephone and mobile phone services.
Last update: 16 July 2010

Related links

 •  The European Space Agency (http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMHNTRZ5BG_index_0.html)
 •  ESA establishments (http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEM7860PFBG_index_0.html)
 •  Earth Observation (http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEM4PTRZ5BG_index_0.html)
 •  Human Spaceflight (http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEM7BHO2CBG_index_0.html)
 •  The ISS (http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEM9FHO2CBG_index_0.html)
 •  Launchers (http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMNFHO2CBG_index_0.html)
 •  Navigation (http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMOGHO2CBG_index_0.html)
 •  Space science (http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMNIHO2CBG_index_0.html)
 •  Space exploration (http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMDPHO2CBG_index_0.html)
 •  Future activities (http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEM9YJO2CBG_index_0.html)