Latest European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service Stories

2014-02-12 23:00:35

Advantech Wireless releases new Synthesized Frequency Converter Series WAAS/ EGNOS fully compliant. The ultimate in performance and user friendly operation. Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Advantech Wireless Inc., a privately-held Canadian corporation and manufacturer of Satellite, RF Equipment and Microwave Systems today announced the release of the new Synthesized Frequency Converter Series WAAS/ EGNOS Compliant. Fully compliant with WAAS and EGNOS requirements. The spectral...

Galileo Satellites Achieve First Airborne Tracking
2013-12-12 10:18:44

ESA ESA’s Galileo satellites have achieved their very first aerial fix of longitude, latitude and altitude, enabling the inflight tracking of a test aircraft. ESA’s four Galileo satellites in orbit have supported months of positioning tests on the ground across Europe since the very first fix back in March. Now the first aerial tracking using Galileo has taken place, marking the first time ever that Europe has been able to determine the position of an aircraft using only its own...

Research Cruise Testing Europe’s EGNOS Satnav System
2012-11-01 12:37:52

ESA A research vessel surveying European waters is also charting the maritime performance of Europe´s EGNOS satnav system. Results gathered by Belgium´s RV Belgica are investigating how EGNOS, initially prioritized for aircraft, can also guide marine traffic. The Belgica is an all-purpose oceanographic research ship that spends around 200 days per year at sea, monitoring the quality of the marine environment, surveying the seabed and serving as a floating laboratory for...

How Will EGNOS And Galileo Work Together In The Future
2012-10-24 14:31:08

A helicopter recently flew over a very special Alpine valley to gather data on how Europe´s two satellite navigation systems — EGNOS and Galileo — will work together in future. The helicopter flew a variety of maneuvers, from fast loops to mid-air hovering, to see how satnav signals were received in practice. The promising results are now being analyzed. The airborne testing, which took place in Germany on 24—26 September, was based around prototype signals of the...

2011-05-24 03:24:00

BRUSSELS, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The launch of the first two operational satellites of the EU's global navigation satellite system will take place on 20th October, the European Commission announced today. This is just the first of a series of launches due to take off from Europe's Space Port in Kourou, French Guiana. The launch of the Galileo satellites at an altitude of 23.600km will lead to the provision of initial satellite navigation services in 2014. Successive launches will...

2011-05-10 15:04:09

Pau Pyr©n©es in southern France has become Europe's first airport to use the new EGNOS Safety-of-Life Service, to guide aircraft in for landing using only this highly accurate space navigation signal. Clermont-Ferrand Airport in central France is also set to start using EGNOS "“ serving mainly business aircraft "“ while Marseilles Airport should also join them, chosen because it is used by Eurocopter for helicopter certification. Le Bourget Airport is also scheduled to...

2011-04-04 10:05:16

Submit a great satnav idea and win a prize with ESA support to create your own business. Previous winning ideas today guide visitors around exhibition centers, help position offshore ships with centimeter accuracy and spot pollution in waterways. The eighth European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) began on 1 April. Inventors and entrepreneurs can propose their ideas on how to use satellite navigation technology in new applications on Earth. The winners will get the chance to turn them...

2011-03-04 09:30:00

BRUSSELS, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On 2 March, the European Commission launched the EGNOS "Safety-of-Life" service for aviation. The EGNOS system enables precision approaches and renders air navigation safer as well as helps reducing delays, diversions and cancellations of flights. In addition the free-to-use technology allows airports to increase their overall capacity and cut operating costs. EGNOS also enables the planning of shorter, more fuel efficient routes which will reduce...

2011-03-04 02:38:00

SAINT-CLOUD, France, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dassault recently flew the first approaches using Europe's new EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service) satellite navigation system. EGNOS is expected to vastly improve airport access for aviation throughout Europe. The approaches were flown into Pau Pyrenees airport in France (ICAO: LFBP) on a Falcon 900LX equipped with EASy II, the next generation of Dassault's award-winning flight deck system. The EGNOS satellite...

2011-03-03 07:55:36

Today, the EGNOS Safety-of-Life signal was formally declared available to aviation. For the first time, space-based navigation signals have become officially usable for the critical task of vertically guiding aircraft during landing approaches. By using three satellites and a 40-strong network of ground stations, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS) sharpens the accuracy of GPS satnav signals across Europe. The signals are guaranteed to the extremely high reliability...

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