EGNOS, for instance, is essential for applications where extreme accuracy and reliability are critical – such as helping airplanes land or navigating ships through narrow channels. We actually developed the EGNOS satellite system, which is used today to improve the performance of global navigation satellite systems (such as GPS) for people in Europe. We were chosen by South Korean space agency KARI to produce KASS, their own version of EGNOS, which will provide Safety of Life and other services. We are also providing advanced geolocation solutions and leading the way in Search & Rescue through our MEOLUT Next solution for local user terminals.
The Galileo global navigation system is more than just satellites. An infrastructure on the ground is also needed to properly manage all the information sent in the signal from space.
Even just a 1-second clock error could give a position 300,000 kilometers away from reality. In order to provide reliable information, Galileo depends on sensor stations, control centers, mission uplink stations and telemetry, tracking & command stations. We are prime contractor for the Galileo Mission Segment (GMS) and the Galileo Security Facility (GSF). We will develop new versions of the both the GMS and the GSF, all while maintaining the already-deployed operational versions. The goal: modernize the entire ground infrastructure and enhance its security, including cybersecurity.