Orolia, a provider of resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions, has announced that its LEOSAR-GEOSAR-MEOSAR (LGM) Mission Control Centre (MCC) solutions are now being commissioned as Nodal MCCs in Spain and Australia. This will enable global distribution of critical search and rescue (SAR) information through the Cospas-Sarsat system (the international, intergovernmental, non-profit, satellite-aided SAR initiative).
Orolia's McMurdo PRISMA MCC, which features state-of-the-art satellite SAR technology, with full LGM capability, is the only LGM solution successfully commissioned anywhere in the world to date, according to Orolia, and is described as the ‘commercial solution of choice’ for the world's most advanced SAR authorities, including Spain, Australia, Norway and the UK.
Thanks to the new Nodal MCCs, Spain and Australia will now not only be able to significantly advance the Cospas-Sarsat MEOSAR programme, but they will also be able to share critical information with the US and France, providing global coverage for SAR missions worldwide.
“We're proud to support the world's most critical search and rescue operations," said Orolia's Director of SARSAT Operations, Steve Ludwig. "With Orolia onboard, you can rely on proven solutions in critical environments where failure is not an option. Our PRISMA MCC systems are the only successfully deployed, Cospas-Sarsat commissioned commercial solutions available, meeting the highest standard for search and rescue support."