Space technology is more than sending rockets and astronauts into orbit. It is also about issues that are important here on Earth, such as access to health care, education and even non-stick frying pans.
That’s the opinion of a lecturer and researcher at the University of Khartoum in Sudan.
Rayan Iman from the university’s Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering attended a recent forum in Dubai which explored how the global space community can support development efforts.
The event was co-organized by the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the United Arab Emirates.
Dianne Penn asked Ms Imam how applications and technologies developed in space have an impact on Earth.