This week 26 years ago in New Scientist

2019-03-02 02:16:00

Cultural invasion from space The technology to beam television programmes directly from space to people’s homes is available, and the world’s broadcasters are working hard to overcome the political problems. One of these is how to prevent the “cultural invasion” of some countries by others with powerful broadcast satellites. If the sun shines any day between today and 6 March at around 2 pm, take a look out of the window. Every wall or roof basking in the sun’s rays is a potential location for a satellite receiving aerial,