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SARSAT (search and rescue satellite-aided tracking)

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A system of satellites operated by Canada, France, and the United States for search and rescue purposes. The system, along with the equivalent system COSPAS of the former Soviet Union, monitors distress signals from ships and aircraft. The ship or aircraft in distress must transmit the distress signal on one of the two fixed frequencies. The system uses NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) satellites in low-earth and geostationary orbits to detect and locate aviators, mariners, and land-based users in distress. The satellites relay distress signals from emergency beacons to ground stations and ultimately to the U.S. mission control center in Southland, Maryland. The USMCC (United States Mission Control Center) processes the data and alerts the appropriate search and rescue (S and R) authorities. SARSAT is a part of COSPAS-SARSAT.
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McMurdo said it has announced PRISMA MCCNet, a state-of-the-art software solution with several industry-first features to improve the Cospas-Sarsat satellite-aided search and rescue process.
Honeywell Global Tracking, part of Honeywell's Scanning and Mobility business, is working in partnership with the Aerospace & Defense division of Capgemini, the prime contractor for the Galileo search and rescue program, to deliver a high-precision positioning system that is fully compatible with the international standard, which is known as the Cospas-Sarsat standard.
Cyprus is proud to host one of the three Galileo ground stations known as MEOLUTS (Medium Earth Orbiting Local User Terminals) that will support the implementation of the COSPAS-SARSAT System for search and rescue, the minister said.
announces today that the all-new ELT 1000 (Emergency Locator Transmitter) has received its Cospas-Sarsat and FAA approvals and is now available for sale.
Lett, head of the secretariat of the International Cospas-Sarsat Program, a Montreal-based emergency-response system.
These two satellite-capable EPIBBS are satellite distress beacons designed to operate in conjunction with the Cospas-Sarsat international satellite search and rescue system.
Addressing the 27th International Meeting of the Joint Committee of COSPAS-SARSAT, that takes place in Limassol, the Minister said that this annual event has come to be recognized as a key forum for addressing the major issues in the field of Search and Rescue.
The multi-band antenna combo is an ideal solution for applications requiring simultaneous access to different satellite systems for emergency communication; two examples are Iridium and COSPAS-SARSAT or Globalstar and COSPAS-SARSAT.
The Canadian Forces also plans to deliver low Earth orbit (LEO) search and rescue satellite repeaters as its contribution to the international COSPAS-SARSAT search and rescue satellite system.
An EPIRB calls for help by sending an emergency message, which includes your unique identification number, to the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system and then onto the nearest Coast Guard station.
The S65-1231-1 ELT antenna is Cospas-Sarsat approved and meets all EUROCAE ED-62 requirements.