Socio-economic impact of space activities in Finland

Space-based services are an integral part of modern society and its infrastructure

Space-based services and data are utilized widely in government decision making, planning and provision of public services. Satellite navigation systems, time signal, satellite-based earth observation and satellite communications are examples of space-based technologies that are utilized in provision of various public services, e.g., emergency services, public safety as well as environmental protection and enforcement. Similarly, many industry and business related applications are dependent on space-based technologies e.g., energy and telecom networks, commerce, financial and insurance services, transports and logistics. Additionally, many services depend on space-based services, data, and technology. In effect, space-based services are critical to the modern society.