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Celebrating the 2016 Flightradar24 Milestones

2016 was a very busy year at Flightradar24 as we launched the new version of the website and continued on our quest for global ADS-B coverage. We added thousands of terrestrial receivers, an autonomous surface ocean robot, and satellite ADS-B reception to our network in 2016. Look back with us on the year past. (more…)

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FloatRadar24—Our ADS-B Receiving Wave Glider

Thank you to to the thousands of people who voted in our Wave Glider naming contest. With over 52 percent of the vote, our Wave Glider shall now be known as FloatRadar24.

Many thanks also to those who voted for the runner up, Planey McTracker Face, which secured 28% of the vote. (more…)

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Help Name the Flightradar24 Wave Glider

Giving our Wave Glider a Name

We have been calling our autonomous surface ocean robot Wave Glider, but we want to give it a proper name while it continues its ADS-B reception tests in the North Atlantic Ocean. That’s where we need your help. We have four finalists and we’d like you to help us name our Wave Glider by choosing your favorite.

The naming contest will run through 23:59 UTC on Thursday, 22 September. The name of our Wave Glider will be announced on Friday!

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This Week in the Air—September 4-10

Beginning Our Wave Glider ADS-B Sea Trials

This week we began tracking flights with an ADS-B receiver on a Wave Glider®  manufactured by Liquid Robotics® and managed by Maritime Robotics. The Wave Glider is currently 650 kilometers southeast of Jan Mayen and 400 kilometers from our target test area. One week into our sea trial, we are gathering important data about the behavior of the ADS-B receivers and their reception on the Wave Glider as well data about the Wave Glider platform itself. (more…)

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Setting Sail for Global Coverage—Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers On-board a Surface Ocean Robot

We are excited to announce for the first time that we have received and processed ADS-B signals collected by our autonomous boat. The unmanned surface vehicle, a Wave Glider®  manufactured by Liquid Robotics® and managed by Maritime Robotics as part of their new partnership, is receiving ADS-B signals from aircraft over the North Atlantic Ocean and transmitting them to the Flightradar24 network via satellite relay. This is the first use of an autonomous surface ocean robot for ADS-B reception by any commercial flight tracking service. (more…)