Global Air Traffic Surveillance
In early 2019, Aireon will provide the first global air traffic surveillance system using a satellite-based, space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) network that will meet the strict real-time ATS surveillance requirements required for air traffic separation services anywhere in the world.
ADS-B is an air traffic surveillance technology that relies on aircraft broadcasting their identity, a precise Global Positioning System (GPS) position and other information derived from on-board systems. The data is broadcast every half a second from the aircraft, and is being used by Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) to identify and separate aircraft in real time. Space-based ADS-B extends the same ADS-B technology currently received on ground-based receivers to space.Learn More