Construction Complete on New Satellite Receiving Station

Maritime NZ has marked the completion of construction on a new satellite receiving station between Rotorua and Taupo.

The new site, part of a joint project with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), will speed up rescues for people setting off distress beacons when it goes on line next year.  It utilises a new generation of satellites, of which there are more than three times the number orbiting than current search and rescue satellites.

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