Commercialization of space is the use of outer space for the purpose of generating a profit, either by a corporation or state. Global positioning system (GPS), satellite television and satellite radio are examples of this concept. Layers of Atmosphere - not to scale (NOAA) Outer space, also called just space, refers to the relatively empty regions of the Universe outside the atmospheres of celestial bodies. ... Profit is a positive return made on an investment by an individual or by business operations. ... A corporation is a legal entity (distinct from a natural person) that often has similar rights in law to those of a natural person. ... A state is an organized political community occupying a definite territory, having an organized government, and possessing internal and external sovereignty. ... Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... Artists impression of a Boeing 601 satellite, as configured for digital television transmission by SES Astra Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ... A satellite radio or subscription radio (SR) is a digital radio that receives signals broadcast by communications satellite, which covers a much wider geographical range than normal radio signals. ...
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