NASA modernizes satellite communications with Telenor Satellite Services, Verso Technologies

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2 April 2007. Telenor Satellite Services, a subsidiary of Telenor of Norway, and Verso Technologies have been selected by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide digital voice and data satellite communications equipment and service to its Trans Atlantic landing sites.

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2 April 2007. Telenor Satellite Services, a subsidiary of Telenor of Norway, and Verso Technologies have been selected by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide digital voice and data satellite communications equipment and service to its Trans Atlantic landing sites.

The Trans Atlantic landing sites are used as emergency landing locations for the Space Shuttle during launch.

Telenor Satellite Services is partnering with Verso Technologies to provide mission critical voice communications between all ground stations during the launch process using Verso's NetPerformer SDM-9230 products.

The project will leverage the NetPerformer's ability to support radio tone keying for communications between the ground stations and the space shuttle, low bit rate voice for communications between ground stations, and redundancy to ensure that communications are not lost during the launch process.

NASA is upgrading the emergency satellite communications capabilities at its Trans Atlantic landing sites for communicating via satellite during Shuttle launches and provides Space Shuttle personnel at these sites the most reliable and cost-effective methods of communicating and sending data to and from locations in the U.S.

Under the terms of the two-year agreement, Telenor will supply satellite communications equipment for the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and all the remote sites, as well as installation assistance, system configuration, and operator training sessions. Verso will provide hardware, software, and support services to Telenor in support of NASA.

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