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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...
What integrity concept for the rail sector based on EGNSS would enable rationalising the current rail signalling infrastructure?
Monday, January 13, 2020
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) has issued an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for a planned call for a new service contract to assess the feasibility of an EGNSS-based safety service for the rail sector beyond 2022 which would enable the rationalisation of rail...
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...
EGNOS User Satisfaction Survey
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP) have launched the 2019 edition of its EGNOS User Satisfaction Survey. This survey will provide a better understanding of the value of EGNOS to end users and help ensure that future evolutions of the system continue to meet users’ needs. Users...
First EGNOS implementation on a commercial rail line: Pinerolo-Sangone
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Mr. Massimiliano Ciaffi, from for RFI, introduced the ERSAT Programme based on ERTMS and Satellite solutions where EGNOS is viewed as an external service to ERTMS during the second day of the Annual EGNOS workshop. ERSAT programmes are designed to develop and validate EGNSS applications compatible with ERTMS evolution, including the...
GSA Adoption Strategy implementation overview
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Carmen Aguilera (GSA) presented on the second day of the in the Annual EGNOS workshop the methodology defined by GSA to foster adoption of EGNOS in maritime, rail, agriculture and geomatics market segments. She provided an overview of the priority activities for GSA in each...
Current EDAS users –market segment distribution and type of use
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Mr. Vázquez from ESSP-SAS introduced EDAS and its services, in the in Annual EGNOS workshop, focusing on the variety of GNSS products that are delivered by EDAS, and their potential to address a wide range of user needs. Then the classification of the active EDAS-based applications/usage cases was presented by market segment, showing that EDAS...