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EC to acquire TAS' technology to respond to distress signals

To develop and build an operational ground station

Thales Alenia Space (TAS), joint-venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33 %), has won a contract from the European Commission (EC) to develop and build an operational ground station on La Reunion Island to track Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) satellites in medium Earth orbit (MEO). The ground station will receive and process 406 MHz distress beacon signals from the MEO satellites being...

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