Before I was awake, I wondered why there wasn’t live stream data from planes to “satellites”.
I wonder if it can be done at all, since satellites don’t exist. Even without them, a company says it would have cost about $3000 for a flight the length of phantom MH370’s.
Perhaps the reason airlines don’t do it is that they don’t want another technology money shakedown, since apparently they don’t net more than 1% profit as airlines.
When a plane experiences an adverse event, AFIRS can send streaming data off the aircraft to one of Iridium’s 66 satellites and then down to ground-based servers, where the message is interpreted and sent to the airline.