Under the Cospas-Sarsat 1979 agreement, France provided the Search and Rescue Processor, developed by the Center for National D'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). Canada's Department of National Defence developed the Search and Rescue Repeater. The United States provided the Search and Rescue Receive Antenna – designed and built by the East Windsor team, which also performed the integration, test and fielding of the system that also needed to work in conjunction with the Soviet Union's Cospas satellites. In the U.S. the SARSAT system was developed by NASA. Once it became fully functional, its operation was turned over to NOAA where it remains today.
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