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Monday, July 01, 2024
Eight months ago, the release of EGNOS last version marked a significant milestone in the evolution of this essential technology, and its performance has been exceptional, even amid the challenges of the solar peak.The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) is a satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) that…
Friday, April 05, 2024
On 24 March a solar flare caused satellite anomalies and periods of GPS degradation. But, thanks to EGNOS, you probably didn’t even notice.Have trouble telling your north from your south? You’re not alone. It turns out, the sun seems to get things mixed up too. That’s because every 11 or so years, the sun’s magnetic field…
Thursday, March 21, 2024
The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), together with European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP), held a two-day meeting in Dublin last week. More than 130 people participated from 23 different countries, including national air navigation service providers and authorities, civil aircraft operators, maritime receiver’s…
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) declared the new EGNOS Safety of Life (SoL) assisted service for MAritime userS (ESMAS). A new User Support Website for the service has been published and the former EGNOS User Support Website has been modified. The following changes are brought to the attention of all EGNOS users:…
Monday, November 27, 2023
The EGNOS User Satisfaction Survey aims at collecting valuable feedback from current and potential users. Continuing from the combined survey model launched last year (EGNOS and Galileo), this multiple-choice survey only takes a few minutes to complete but your contribution can have a huge impact on the…
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Access the new issue of the EGNOS Bulletin and read unique success stories about the use of EGNOS in various domains. Our cover story is the successful case about the addition of new LPV-capable aircraft to the KLM fleet, The Netherlands flag carrier. In this issue, you can also read the success story of Lahti-Vesivehmaa Aerodrome, that has…
Monday, October 16, 2023
Trains, contribute only 1% of transport-related pollution, compared to 71% for cars and 12% for airplanes. They can make a valuable contribution to the fight against climate change and in achieving the Commission’s pledge of climate-neutrality in Europe by 2050. This, of course, requires informing and incentivising European…
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
The EGNOS geostationary satellite (GEO) ASTRA 5-B (GEO-2/PRN 123) has been introduced in the operational platform replacing satellite INMARSAT 4F2 (PRN 126), which has become part of the EGNOS TEST Platform broadcasting the TEST Signal-In-Space. With the successfully completion of the last scheduled GEO Swap, all swaps planned for the second and…
Thursday, August 03, 2023
The EGNOS geostationary satellite (GEO) INMARSAT 4F2 (PRN 126) has been introduced in the operational platform replacing satellite ASTRA 5-B (GEO-2/PRN 123), which has become part of the EGNOS TEST Platform broadcasting the TEST Signal-In-Space. This current Space Segment configuration will last until 14h August 2023, when the planned second GEO…
Monday, June 05, 2023
Launched onboard EUTELSAT’s Hotbird 13G satellite in November 2022 from Cape Canaveral, the EGNOS payload is ready to transmit the first EGNOS V3 test signals, as of Thursday, 1 June 2023. Placed in a geostationary orbit some 35,000 km away from the Earth, the payload underwent a rigorous testing phase before entering service. It is expected to…