Relief: new satellite system in Togo

19/06/2018
Relief: new satellite system in Togo

The ground station will detect and locate any distress signal

Togo and Thales Alenia Space announced that they have signed a contract for a ground station to be installed in Lomé, Togo, to be used for the search and rescue (SAR) of persons in distress, mainly using the Galileo satellite positioning system.

Based on Thales Alenia Space’s MEOLUT Next (Medium Orbit Local User Terminal), this system will enable the instantaneous location, with unprecedented accuracy, of a distress call issued by a beacon operating through the COSPAS-SARSAT system.

The fully integrated ground station comprises a compact, high-tech beam-shaping antenna (capable of taking maximum advantage of Galileo’s SAR service), a Mission Control Center (MCC) dedicated to managing and distributing alerts, and a Rescue Coordination Center (RCC), which interfaces with systems already in place locally or in neighboring countries (for fire-fighters, armed forces, coast guards, etc.).

The ground station will detect and locate any distress signal triggered by a ship, plane or land vehicle, thus enhancing the safety of people and goods. The unexcelled coverage provided by the beam-shaping antenna will allow Togo to receive distress signals over a radius of more than 3,000 kilometers, which means it will cover the entire Gulf of Guinea and a large part of the African continent.

Combining 40 years of experience and a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, Thales Alenia Space architects design and deliver high technology solutions for telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, environmental management, exploration, science and orbital infrastructures.

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Uemoa

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Première participation du Togo

Développement

Le Togo participe depuis le début de la semaine à une réunion du Centre de développement de l'OCDE.

Une première en Afrique et peut être dans le monde

Diaspora

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Le PNUD prêt à faire davantage

Coopération

Le ministre de l’Environnement, David Oladokoun, s’est entretenu lundi avec Aliou Dia, le représentant résident du PNUD au Togo.