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Aireon Space-Based ADS-B -- Before vs After coverage over the North Atlantic

ADS-B flight tracking over the Atlantic before @AireonLLC space-based ADS-B. vs flight tracking over the Atlantic with 50% of the #Aireon network complete. #ProofIsInThePayload ( More...

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shrudini 7
Thanks Daniel and the FlightAware staff for working so hard in the past years to get to this point!
wingbolt 4
As an occasional user of the Blue Spruce routes in a ADS-B equipped King Air will the tail number show current aircraft position and flight data on FlightAware over the North Atlantic or while others require some type of subscription?
wingbolt 3
Sorry...”or will it require a subscription”?
dbaker 6
Yes, your aircraft will need a FlightAware Global subscription with Aireon enabled.
It would be interesting to give a free 100 x 100 mile square or free 3 degrees of oceanic latitude to show what people are missing. Especially considering that the ground based ADSB can't show flights under 30000 feet if they are about 200 miles from land and the satellite based data will be down to sea level.
Yakub 3
Two questions arise at once: Will the need for ground-based volunteer receivers be reduced? and whether available data from the satellite for those who contains ground-based receivers?
dbaker 10
FlightAware’s terrestrial ADS-B network will remain a very vital part of our flight tracking solutions, and we will continue to make both the software and data freely available. To ensure that we continue to grow the world’s largest terrestrial ADS-B network of free and low-cost access to ADS-B data, we are significantly increasing our production of FlightFeeders and our development of PiAware software.

FlightAware will soon launch a new, free Aireon map portal for viewing space-based ADS-B data, and we are exploring a number of ways to distribute this data. But because this is an extremely expensive endeavor, our initial focus is on incorporating the data into commercial products to fund the project.

Throughout this process, we will continue to offer and improve our free network of PiAware and FlightFeeders that track aircraft via ground-based ADS-B receivers.

We are still working on all the various ways and policies for accessing space-based data.
I would doubt if the satellite system could do MLAT.
dbaker 1
Correct, we don't have any plans to do space-based MLAT.
jbqwik 1
the power or data in the right hands. Awesome. And thanks.
Jim Nasby 2
What causes the pattern in the Aireon data? Are those the actual oceanic routes?
My guess is the crossing points are fixed way-points that the trans oceanic routes are made up of. The actual routes are determined to take advantage of wind patterns - to fly with the wind where possible and try not to fly into huge headwinds. To make sure all planes follow parralel routes it's useful to superimpose the route lines onto a set of gps co-ordinates so it's just a matter of joining the dots to get the correct route.
dbaker 1
Pete Schecter 1
Very cool real world application of integrated data and emerging technologies! Thank you Flight Aware...Keep being an early adopter.
Wao! Great news. Goodwork Dan and Team.
Brilliant great news Ray Watson.


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