The core activity of the European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP) is the operation and service provision of EGNOS, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System. The EGNOS Service Provision contract is funded by the European Union and managed through the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Agency (Now EUSPA). In 2013, ESSP was awarded a contract by EUSPA to act as the single EGNOS Service Provider from 2014 until the end of 2021, with a clear mandate to help foster the use of satellite navigation within Europe, particularly in the domain of aviation.
ESSP is member of CANSO and its shareholders are 7 key European Air Navigation Service Providers:
- Skyguide - Schweizerische Aktiengesellschaft für zivile und militärische Flugsicherung (Switzerland)
- DFS IBS - Deutsche Flugsicherung – International Business Services (Germany)
- DSNA - Direction des Services de la Navigation Aérienne (France)
- ENAIRE (Spain)
- NATS - National Air Traffic Services (United Kingdom)
- ENAV - L'Ente Nazionale Assistenza al Volo (Italy)
- NAV Portugal E.P.E. – Navegação Aérea de Portugal (Portugal)
ESSP supports downstream GNSS users through performance monitoring, user support and real-time GNSS data dissemination via the Internet. ESSP is in charge of the operation of both the ground and space segments, in addition to the overall maintenance of the infrastructure and ensuring compliance with safety standards.
ESSP provides EGNOS users with 3 dedicated, tailored services:
For more information, visit the ESSP website.