The inventions resulting from space exploration and space research have been able to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and use energy more efficiently. Data collected by satellites helps scientists to predict the power output of photovoltaic power plants and, as a result, makes sustainable energy more efficient. An example of a breakthrough that resulted from space research is the miniaturized ceramic gas sensor technology, which was developed for measuring oxygen levels around spacecraft reentry vehicles. Now, it is used in automobiles and other systems to reduce fuel consumption by 10-15%. Another application of space technology is the optimization of traffic and commuting using satellite data to reduce harmful emissions.
The article, “Space technology helps mitigate climate change,” describes the adaptations of space technology in various areas of human life to make a positive impact on the health of humanity and our environment. These examples show how environmental data is essential to understanding and addressing climate change. Developments designed for spacecraft like ceramic gas sensors have had beneficial impacts in reducing emissions and bettering human health in general.
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