Evolution

2016

First EGNOS LPV-200 approach implemented at Charles de Gaulle Airport.

2015

LPV200 approved for use in aviation.

2014

EGNOS exploitation fully delegated from EC to GSA.

2013

Multi-annual EC budget approved for 2014-2020, including funding for EGNOS V3 development. New GNSS regulation, defining EGNOS should augment GPS and Galileo.

2011

EGNOS Safety of Life signal certified for use in Aviation.

2010

Launch of GSA web portal for user communities and developers of applications

Spring 2010: Conclusion of assessment phase for EDAS and the start of the service’s market phase

Mid-2010: Safety-of-Life service launched after the Certification of the ESSP as Air Navigation Service Provider and the System Declaration of Verification.

Three more RIMS are scheduled to be deployed in Agadir (Morrocco), Athens (Greece) and Alexandria (Egypt). The deployment is designed to extend EGNOS signal coverage to northern Africa.

Processing improvements are scheduled for the EGNOS signal, for example iono algorithm pre-processing fine tuning.

2009

March: EGNOS Data Access Server (EDAS) service available as a beta test.

April: Assets transferred from ESA to the European Commission on behalf of the European Community. EGNOS operations, services provision and maintenance entrusted to ESSP SaS.

October: EGNOS OS declared operationally ready. Entry into operations of Open Service.

2008

June-July: Qualification of EGNOS v2.2, which allows the implementation of the Regional Extension Module concept for further extending EGNOS coverage, including to Africa.

October: EGNOS v2.2 deployed.

2006

EGNOS v2.1 is deployed, implementing the EGNOS Data Server which gives real time access to EGNOS Ranging and Integrity Monitoring Station (RIMS) measurements and message data to service providers. V2.1 also extends EGNOS coverage to the north of Africa.

2005

July: EGNOS version 1 (v1) starts initial operations phase by broadcasting a continuous signal

2003

June: Council of the European Union confirms that EGNOS is an integral part of Europe’s satellite navigation policy; EGNOS will be adapted as needed be to follow the SBAS International Civil Aviation Organisation international standard upgrades; and that services should be extended determinedly to other parts of the world in the long term.

June: First master control centre (MCC) was inaugurated at Langen, Germany.

December: first EGNOS test signals from space broadcast

1998

February: Launch of Inmarsat-3  F5 IOR-W (PRN 126), a telecommunications satellite carrying an EGNOS transponder.
EGNOS mission requirements are set.

1996

September: Launch of Inmarsat-3 F2 AOR-E (PRN 120), a telecommunications satellite carrying an EGNOS transponder.

1994

European Council approves the launch of the EGNOS programme.

Updated: Aug 10, 2016