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Singapore invests $8.4m into new search and rescue satellite technology

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:51

[SINGAPORE] In bid to improve the country's search and rescue capabilities, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have invested in a new satellite technology which costs $8.4million.

Called the medium-altitude earth orbit search and rescue (MEOSAR) ground system, it uses medium-altitude earth orbit (MEO) satellites to receive distress signals emitted from the emergency beacons activated by aircraft, ships or people in distress.

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