Earth  ID: 10694

Teen Sailor Meets NASA Team That Saved Her Life

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) have the ability to not only monitor Earth's weather but also to recieve distress signals from victims. Currently, the Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided System SARSAT, developed by a NASA Goddard team, has saved more than 27,000 lives since its launch 30 years ago. The same team is now developing a new system, which will use a constellation of 24 GPS satellites to be able to pick up a distress signal and relay the victim's location precisely and almost instantly.

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Credits

Chris Meaney (HTSI): Lead Animator
Ryan Zuber (UMBC): Animator
Silvia Stoyanova (UMBC): Video Editor
David Affens (NASA): Interviewee
Kathy Niles (US Coast Guard): Interviewee
Abby Sunderland: Interviewee
Daniel Ch'en (Microwave Monolitics, Inc): Interviewee
Silvia Stoyanova (UMBC): Producer
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Videographer
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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This item is part of these series:
GOES
Narrated Movies

Goddard TV Tape:
G2010-034 -- GOES-P Launch Coverage Tape 2

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> SAR
GCMD >> Earth Science
SVS >> GOES
DLESE >> Narrated
SVS >> Search and Rescue
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0