ESA Navigation projects

Satellite navigation systems are changing the way in which we travel from place to place whether by land, sea or air and whether in remote areas or through congested city streets. Within a few years, mobile phones will incorporate global positioning receivers as standard. The combination of being able to send a text message by mobile phone together with your precise location will have far reaching implications.

The European Space Agency supports the development of many of the innovations in satellite navigation technology. The various projects span a wide range of applications:

  • Location Based Services (LBS) and Personal Mobility
  • Road
  • Rail
  • Maritime
  • Aviation
  • Multi-modal Transport and Remote Asset Tracking
  • Emergency Management and Law Enforcement
  • In-door Positioning
  • Technology and Facilities Development

Last update: 21 July 2009

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