As of December 2015 the Cospas-Sarsat System had provided assistance in rescuing at least 41,750 persons in over 11,788 SAR events.
As of December 2016:
Governments and Agencies that are Cospas-Sarsat Programme "Participants"
4 Parties to the Cospas-Sarsat Agreement
27 Ground Segment Providers
10 User States
2 Participating Organisations
Total = 43 Participants
The Components of the Cospas-Sarsat System
Distress Beacons Worldwide about 2,000,000
Mission Control Centres (MCCs): 30
LEOSAR satellites: 5
GEOSAR satellites: 5
A more detailed description of the System status is provided in the Cospas-Sarsat "System Data" document available on our Professionals website (Pro/Documents).
This document includes:
Statistics on the number of SAR events assisted by Cospas-Sarsat, and the number of lives rescued in these events
Maps depicting LEOSAR and GEOSAR coverage
The list of countries and organisations which participate in the management of the Programme and System operation
Space and ground segment equipment availability
The list of type approved 406 MHz beacons and beacon manufacturers
Estimated beacon population