EGNOS present at the EU Space Week
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 week-long event that addressed a wide variety of applications using space-based technology within the European Union.
Among other topics, GSA presented the EGNOS market strategy and achievements and outlined the EGNOS Services’ status and roadmap. Additionally, ESSP presented the performance and status of the EGNOS system during 2019, showing that the EGNOS Signal in Space was permanently available and the observed Safety of Life performance practically covered the full SDD commitment in a consistent manner. Consequently, every airport with a published EGNOS-based APV-I or LPV200 approach could benefit from an EGNOS service availability greater than 99%. The other highlights that were stressed during ESSP presentation were the major LPV200 service level coverage extension to the North that was delivered in October 2018, as well as the increase in the LPV200 and APV-I commitment areas to reach 72° North.
To wrap up, several users from different market segments gave their point of view of their particular use of EGNOS on the E-GNSS User Assembly explaining their needs and expected enhancements, which provided EGNOS representatives with a valuable input to define future improvements to the system and services.