International Cospas Sarsat Programme

International Cospas Sarsat Programme

In 1979, the governments of the USA, France, Canada and the USSR signed a treaty to create a worldwide network of search-and-rescue satellites and ground stations. To date, this system has saved at least 42,000 lives and works everywhere on Earth. A beacon costs $200 and has a 5-year battery!

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