TAG: EGNOS

EGNOS awarded by aerospace academy

December 5, 2016By
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News from the European Space Agency The multi-agency team behind the ESA-designed EGNOS augmentation system — making it possible for European aircraft to safely rely on satnav signals — has received a prestigious award from France’s national aerospace academy. As our region’s own satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS), the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) improves the precision of GPS signals over... read more

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Europe EGNOS technology sold to South Korea

November 30, 2016By
EGNOS is Europe’s first venture into satellite navigation. EGNOS broadcasts augmented information through a trio of geostationary satellites linked to a network of monitoring ground stations, to sharpen the accuracy and reliability of GPS signals across the continent.

News from the European Space Agency Technology developed as part of Europe’s satellite navigation-augmenting EGNOS system has been sold to South Korea to serve its national equivalent system. Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with South Korea’s space agency, the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, to supply ground infrastructure for the Korea Augmentation Satellite System (KASS) on behalf of the... read more

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The System: First OCX receiver delivered to Air Force

November 3, 2016By
The first eight GPS III satellites are under contract and in production at Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Processing Facility outside of Denver.

Harris Corporation delivered the first of 34 modernized receivers to support the GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System (OCX). They will receive the signals sent by the current GPS satellite constellation plus the new signals sent by the next generation GPS III — 13 military and civilian signals in all. The receiver was shipped to the prime contractor, Raytheon Company, in... read more

Demonstration tests positioning in the far north

June 23, 2016By
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A sea-based test is demonstrating the potential of extending satnav augmentation coverage into north polar regions, offering a safety-of-life standard of navigation performance to users including shipping or aircraft in flight. read more

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First EGNOS LPV-200 approach implemented at Charles de Gaulle Airport

May 4, 2016By
The first LPV-200 approach in Europe took place May 3 at Charles de Gaulle Airport.

On May 3, the first LPV-200 approaches were implemented at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (LFPG) — the first such approaches to be implemented in Europe. The milestone follows publication of the EGNOS-based procedures on April 28, according to the European GNSS Agency (GSA), which manages EGNOS on behalf of the European Commission. LPV-200 enables aircraft approach procedures that are operationally equivalent to a... read more

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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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