EGNOS system will receive protection from the sun

EGNOS system will receive protection from the sun's interesting

Representatives of the European Space Agency and the company Thales Alenia Space signed a contract to strengthen the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service EGNOS and its protection from solar radiation. Discussed measures to further upgrade such services.

EGNOS officially began its work on 1 October 2009, and was used to increase the accuracy and reliability of the satellite signals and GPS-devices. Of this service depends on the work air travel, if you want to calculate the coordinates to an accuracy of 1 meter, or to make a landing at night or in bad weather.

EGNOS draws in data from three geostationary satellites and a network of fairly common satellite earth stations. Its modernization implies reduction in atrial signal and delays in the work, which is currently subject to the system, according to new EGNOS GPS-standards, maintain the function of the vertical driving landing air transport and the coverage in North Africa and the Middle East. This is a very timely step, given the approaching solar maximum in May 2013 with an unlimited amount of emissions coronary matter into space.

Increase in the number of solar flares can cause malfunctions and failures in satellites, the International Space Station, ground power systems and aircraft. The exception does not constitute or EGNOS system. The European Space Agency contract for the modernization of its attempts to prevent potential problems for this important navigational tool. Are also ongoing development of improved specifications for the next generation of geostationary services, production of which will start in 2020.

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