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When it comes to tracking planes around the world, this system has made the process a whole lot easier.
A new satellite surveillance network is now fully live and being trialled over the North Atlantic, after being launched by US firm Aireon.
The system uses a network of 66 space satellites to track aircraft equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities, which can now stream their exact position, including a plane’s position, altitude, direction and speed wherever they are in the world. Currently, the system is being used by NavCanada and U.K. air traffic control operator NATS.