NOAA Satellites Helped Rescue 397 People in 2022

NOAA successfully coordinated rescue efforts with partners across the country

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its annual satellite report which tallied the number of lives saved by the use of these satellites to the total of 397. 275 of those saved from potentially life-threatening situations were rescued from the water, 42 were from downed aircraft, and 80 were located via personal locator beacons, buttons carried by individuals, and directly connected to NOAA satellites to send out a personal emergency signal.

“The value of NOAA satellites goes well beyond forecasting,” said Steve Volz, Ph.D., assistant administrator for NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service. “The life-saving ability of SARSAT is a credit to the teamwork with the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Air Force NASA and our international partners.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For NOAA officials as they use these satellites in crucial aid in search-and-rescue missions.
  • For the NOAA as they work with rescue groups to provide support and information.
  • For the Department of Commerce as they provide the NOAA with the means to keep doing this important work.

Sources: Department of Commerce, NOAA


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