Latest News

EU Launches Free Satellite Navigation Network

By | October 5, 2009

      [Satellite TODAY 10-05-09] The European Union (EU) has launched Egnos, a free satellite navigation network based on an enhanced version of the U.S. global positioning system  (GPS), the EU announced Oct. 2.
            Egnos incorporates three satellites and 34 ground stations that improve the accuracy of the GPS system from around 7 meters to 2 meters. The system is designed to vertical accuracy to help pilots during landings.
           “It will make all personal navigation applications much more precise, giving birth to new possibilities like guiding aids for blind people,” the EU said in a statement.
           The project was coordinated with the European Space Agency and the aviation safety authority, Eurocontrol. Egnos is a stepping-stone to the 4 billion euro ($5.8 billion) Galileo satellite navigation project, Europe’s largest planned space program.

      Related Stories-

      U-blox Upgrades to Version 6 GPS Chipset Technology
         Satellite Today   September 2, 2009
      [Satellite TODAY 09-02-09] U-blox has upgraded its core CMOS technology single-chip and chipsets to U-blox 6, with reduced power requirements and management features that extend battery life for GPS applications, the Swiss manufacturer announced…

      Telespazio Takes Control of Galileo Ground Facility   Satellite Today   July 9, 2009
      [Satellite Today 07-09-09] Telespazio has taken over management of a Galileo satellite constellation control center, the company said July 8.

      European Auditors Criticize Oversight of Galileo Program   Satellite Today   July 1, 2009
      [Satellite Today 07-01-09] The management of the development and validation phase of the Galileo satellite navigation program was inadequate and the proposal for a public-private partnership to oversee the venture was unrealistic, the European…

      Click on a tab to select how you'd like to leave your comment

      Leave a Reply