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IALA Guideline 1152 on the SBAS Maritime Service book
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
On 13 December 2019, the IALA Council 70 approved the IALA Guideline 1152 on SBAS Maritime Service. This Guideline is intended to support those maritime administrations evaluating the possibility to rationalize their DGPS services, since SBAS can be considered as a backup solution for DGNSS or as a complementary means to provide augmentation to...
IALA Workshop attendees
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
The International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) in association with the Northern Lighthouse Board organised a Workshop on the Future of Marine Radiobeacon DGPS/DGNSS, which was held in Edinburgh during the last week of January. The IALA DGNSS beacon system was developed in the 90s, being deployed...
Second GEO Swap successfully completed!
Friday, February 28, 2020
The EGNOS geostationary satellite (GEO) ASTRA 5-B (GEO-2/PRN 123) has been introduced in the operational platform replacing satellite ASTRA SES-5 (GEO-1/PRN 136), which has become part of the EGNOS TEST Platform broadcasting the TEST Signal-In-Space. This current Space Segment configuration will last until 16th March 2020, when the planned third...
Large vessel
Thursday, February 27, 2020
The European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) has recently launched a call for proposals under its Fundamental Elements funding mechanism targeting the development of a shipborne dual-frequency multi-constellation (DFMC) receiver that leverages the differentiators of European GNSS (EGNOS and Galileo). The call for proposals is split into...
European Space Week 2019 hall
Monday, February 24, 2020
As one of the three European Space Programs, EGNOS had a prominent role at the European Space Week event that took place in December 2019 in Helsinki, Finland. Being a key conference in the space sector, the Paasitorni congress centre gathered business, policy-makers, international experts and the space user community on a...
EGNOS GEO-3 Payload
Friday, February 14, 2020
The GEO-3 payload of the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS), hosted aboard the EUTELSAT 5 West B satellite, has successfully entered into service. The satellite was successfully launched on a Proton M/Breeze M launch vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on 9 October last year. EUTELSAT 5 West B...
GSA HQ Team
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Carlo des Dorides took up his position as executive director of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) on February 1, 2011. In the nine years since then, the Galileo programme has progressed from a project on paper to an operational programme with over a billion users around the globe. As his term at the helm of the Agency draws to an end, the...
EGNOS Space Segment changes in the first quarter of 2020
Friday, January 17, 2020
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 20th February 2020, when the planned second...
Imminent changes in the EGNOS Space Segment!!
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Still not aware of the upcoming temporal modifications in the EGNOS Space Segment starting the 9th January 2020? Please, check the Service Notice #22 to keep up to date! Official information detailing the schedule, swap process and outcomes after each event affecting the configuration of the operational EGNOS geostationary...
Service Notice #22 published: EGNOS Space Segment changes in the first quarter of 2020!!
Thursday, December 5, 2019
If you are an EGNOS user, please be informed of the temporal modifications expected in the EGNOS Space Segment from the 9th January 2020 to 23rd March 2020. Due to planned activities required in the current operational EGNOS geostationary satellites (GEOs), the INMARSAT 4F2 (PRN 126) will be transmitting the EGNOS Operational...