Geostationary Search and Rescue
To relay distress signals from users in difficulty to search and rescue centres
Transponder of signals from ground-based beacons transmitting emergency message and information on location at 406 MHz. Messages and information on location are relayed to Local User Terminals for re-addressing to a control centre that activates the appropriate rescue organisation
Part of the international COSPAS/SARSAT Search & Rescue system agreed by Canada, France, Russia and USA and subscribed by further 37 States and 2 Organisations
Coverage / Cycle
Continuous in the field of view of the GEO satellite
Flown on operational programme
1994-11-01 to 2003-05-22
Satellites this instrument is flying on
Note: a red tag indicates satellites no longer operational, a
green tag indicates operational satellites, a blue tag indicates
Other payload component Search and Rescue system
No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
No mission objectives have been defined.
Tentative Evaluation of Measurements
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