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 US NOAA Awarded TSi 2nd MEOSAR Ground System Contract


23  October 2012


Techno-Sciences, Inc. announced the award of a Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) Ground Station contract. This contract is awarded to TSi by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), after a competitive open bidding process, to provide the second MEOSAR Ground Station, or MEOLUT, to the U.S. SARSAT program. The first six-channel MEOLUT was successfully installed in Hawaii in September 2011 by TSi. The Hawaii MEOLUT has been operated as part of the U.S.’s contribution to the COSPAS-SARSAT program and still is the only operational ready six-channel MEOLUT in the world today

“We are excited to have received this second award to deliver TSi’s world leading MEOSAR Ground Station to NOAA. With this new MEOLUT, the U.S. will continue to lead the COSPAS-SARSAT community in the transition to the next generation MEOSAR technology,” said Jean-Luc Abaziou, Chief Executive Officer of TSi.

To be installed in Miami Florida in early 2014, the MEOLUT will be integrated with the six-channel Hawaii MEOLUT, the NASA MEOLUT in Maryland, and the U.S. Mission Control Center. This new generation of MEOSAR technology will allow the U.S. to enhance its ability to detect and locate people in distress situations faster and more accurately. The commercially available TSi MEOLUT product is compatible with all the mid-Earth orbiting satellite constellations contributing to the international MEOSAR system: the U.S. GPS system, the European Union’s Galileo system, the Russian GLONASS system, and the Chinese Compass system.