Date: Tue, Mar 01, 2011 | 07:30 - 07:40 GMT | 08:30 - 08:40 CET
Type: ESA TV Exchange
THIS STORY WILL BE BROADCASTED ON EBS+ (2nd channel EBS)
The European Commission will declare this wednesday 2 March the official start of the use of the EGNOS signal for precision landing approaches, rendering air navigation in Europe safer. Using EGNOS will be beneficial for Airlines and Airports and should reduce the environmental impact of air transport. EGNOS is a satellite-based augmentation system that improves the accuracy of GPS signals over Europe. EGNOS is Europe's first contribution to satellite navigation and a precursor of Galileo, the global satellite navigation system that the European Union and the European Space Agency are developing.
This B roll includes graphics on EGNOS system and images of planes testing EGNOS.
More backgroud information can be found on: http://www.esa.int/esaNA/egnos.html
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