How Britain’s Skynet satellites continue to secure our place in space

Better than fiction: Does Skynet really exist?

How Britain’s satellites continue to secure our place in space

If you were to ask anyone “What is Skynet?” their first response would probably be the murderous computer from the 1984 blockbuster The Terminator. But by the time the famous robotic assassin stalked the cinema screen, the actual Skynet had already been in operation for decades — silently circling above us in space.