Alive via satellite

Australia, 1988

Film
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By international agreement, the Federal Seasafety Centre in Canberra is responsible for search and rescue over an area covering one-ninth of the earth’s oceans. It’s an enormous undertaking - keeping watch for those in peril on the sea over 20 million square kilometres of ocean and 37000 kilometres of coastline. Now space age technology is lending a helping hand. The Cospas/Sarsat International Search and Rescue System uses four space satellites to keep a constant and precise lookout for emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRB) and this video explains how this system works.

Credits

production company

Film Australia

Duration

00:09:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

36179

Language

English

Subject categories

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Rescue work

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Rescue work

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Space sciences

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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