FYI, for those of you who venture into the wilderness. A NOAA presser on Wednesday. **** Cospas-Sarsat, a search-and-rescue system that uses U.S. and Russian satellites to detect and locate emergency beacons carried by aircraft, ships, or individuals in distress, marks its 20th year. Since its inception in 1982, more than 14,000 people have been rescued worldwide, including 5,000 in the United States. A new ruling on emergency beacons for personal use and other developments will be presented at a news conference. The ruling will allow outdoor adventurers to have the same satellite protection as aviators and mariners through the use of land-based Personal Locator Beacons. In the U.S., the program is operated by NOAA, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Air Force and NASA.