A new satellite-based system that is intended to provide the first surveillance coverage of oceanic airspace could also play a major role in improving global aircraft tracking during emergencies. The Aireon system, currently under development, relies on automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) technology. However, instead of using ground-based ADS-B stations as current networks do, the receivers will be housed in satellites. This means they can provide coverage beyond the ...
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