The System: Galileo Turning Ten

September 30, 2015By
Galileo 9 and 10 lift off. (Credit: ESA)

Galileo satellites 9 and 10 are functioning perfectly, and the initial series of flight operations is continuing as part of the critical launch and early orbit phase, according to a European Space Agency Rocket Science blog by Daniel Scuka, senior editor for Spacecraft Operations at ESOC, ESA’s European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt, Germany. Galileo 9 and 10 lifted off together... read more

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Galileo: Are We There Yet?

September 28, 2015By
Europe’s ninth and tenth Galileo satellites being fueled by technicians in protective SCAPE suits within the Guiana Space Centre’s 3SB preparation building on Aug. 24. This left them ready to be attached to their launcher upper stage in preparation for launch. (Photo:ESA)

It has been a good late summer for the European Galileo programme. The latest launch on the night of 10 and 11 September has got the number of orbiting satellites in the EU’s GNSS constellation into double figures at last, and one-third of the way towards the ultimate target of 30. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) press releases around the... read more

GSA Launches Funding for Galileo Chipsets, Receivers

September 9, 2015By

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has launched a new research and development funding mechanism supporting development of Galileo chipsets and receivers, intended to enable the adoption of Galileo and EGNOS-powered services across all market segments. The Fundamental Elements programme supports activities that will be carried out from 2015-2020 with a projected budget of EUR 100 million. Fundamental Elements is part of an... read more

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EGNOS Services Ensured Long Term, Thanks to SES-5 GEO Satellite

September 2, 2015By

After extensive ground and space testing, the SES-5 GEO satellite has entered into the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) operational platform, broadcasting EGNOS Signal-In-Space (SIS), according to the European GNSS Agency (GSA). SES-5 — which replaces Inmarsat-4F2 — will ensure reliable EGNOS services until 2026. It has been introduced through EGNOS System Release V241M, which will enable a range of performance improvements.... read more

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EGNOS Service Provision Workshop Slated for September

July 6, 2015By

EGNOS Service Provision Workshop 2015 will be held in Copenhagen September 29-30. The workshop is sponsored by the European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP). The agenda, now available online, includes program and status updates on EGNOS on Day 1, as well as a focus on aviation. Included are an update on the EGNOS Safety-of-Life Service for aviation and several sessions focused on successful EGNOS... read more

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EGNOS Dream Now a Reality

June 29, 2015By
EGNOS demonstration equipment aboard a new Airbus A350 WXB.

Toulouse, France, an aerospace city and the center of the French aerospace industry, was the birthplace of EGNOS, Europe’s satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS), in 1994. So it was appropriate that the first-ever EGNOS Flight Event was organized there in May by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European Commission. EGNOS is the acronym for European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service.... read more

GSA Flight Event Celebrated, Demonstrated EGNOS

June 11, 2015By

Since its certification for civil aviation in 2011, EGNOS has been making flights in Europe safer, greener and more efficient. The European GNSS Agency recently invited the media and European aviation stakeholders for a unique EGNOS Flight Event in Toulouse. Watch the video. read more

The Business — June 2015

June 1, 2015By

The Business section from the June 2015 issue. Download the PDF. Includes: Hemisphere GNSS Releases Next-Generation GNSS RTK Engine CHC Introduces LT500 Handheld Apple Buys Coherent Navigation Forsberg Acquires StarLink Products Trimble Module Combines GNSS, MEMS Airbus A350 Airliner Comes EGNOS-Capable Briefs Events read more

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