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geostationary search and rescue (GEOSAR)

Geosar satellites are GEO satellites, Geostationary Earth Orbiter, which have a fixed position in relation to

the Earth's surface. The position of Geosar satellites is above the equator at an altitude of 35,786 km. The Geosar satellites receive the GPS signal of the emergency transmitter as an emergencysignal and transmit the coordinates of the emergency victim to the ground station (LUT, Local UserTerminal), from where it is forwarded to the emergency services. The response time is much shorter than that of the Leosar satellites and is only a few minutes.

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Englisch: geostationary search and rescue - GEOSAR
Updated at: 16.03.2018
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