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Com Dev Receives MEOSAR Repeater Development Contract

posted 10 Mar 2013, 17:44 by Support SarMobile
A space technology firm based in Ontario has received a $4.7M contract to develop electronic technology for Cospas-Sarsat designed to be carried on GPS satellites in medium earth orbit. This is the first step in providing better real-time emergency beacon locations to search and rescue organizations. The contract includes a $14M option to develop a fully integrated prototype MEOSAR repeater for testing and space qualification. 

Once fully operations the MEOSAR system is claimed to offer the advantages of both existing LEOSAR and GEOSAR systems, but will overcome the current limitations of those system by providing independent location of emergency beacons with near real time worldwide coverage. The MEOSAR development phase is scheduled to begin in 2013 and end in 2015.