Global Positioning: EGNOS and Galileo
Europe has followed a two-step approach to develop its own global navigation satellite system. The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS)--the forerunner to Galileo--was developed by ESA in partnership with the EU and EUROCONTROL, the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation.
EGNOS, already available throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, utilizes a network of ground stations and transponders installed in geostationary satellites to improve the accuracy of information derived from U.S. GPS signals. Financed by the EU, EGNOS is the first European-owned and operated satellite navigation infrastructure, and contributes to safer and more …
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Publication information: Article title: Global Positioning: EGNOS and Galileo. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Foreign Policy. Issue: 173 Publication date: July-August 2009. Page number: S7. © 1999 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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