Weather satellites aid search and rescue capabilities

Source: Science Daily

The same satellites that identify severe weather can help save you from it. NOAA’s GOES series satellites carry a payload supported by NASA’s Search and Rescue (SAR) office, which researches and develops technologies to help first responders locate people in distress worldwide, whether from a plane crash, a boating accident or other emergencies.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180307115511.htm