Space techniques have enabled humans to probe the space through satellites that act as astronomical observatories, i.e., space telescopes, capable of capturing high-resolution images of asteroids, meteors, meteorites, planets, stars and galaxies away from our planet millions of light years. This has helped increase our understanding of the universe which shall inspire mankind to benefit from this vast universe. They also provided an opportunity to observe space objects that could pose a threat to mankind’s future on Earth.

The depth and breadth of the information gathered by satellite telescopes at all wavelengths has given humankind a richer and more profound knowledge than the knowledge gathered over the last 400 years of ground-based observations.