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Thales Alenia Space to develop EGNOS version V242B

10th December 2019 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Thales Alenia Space has signed a new €78 million contract with the European Space Agency (ESA), on behalf of the European Commission, to upgrade Europe’s EGNOS satellite navigation system.

Thales Alenia Space will develop a new version of EGNOS (version V242B), incorporating new advanced functionalities.

The company will expand the EGNOS SBAS coverage zone; install a new generation of reference stations; improve algorithms in the computation centre to boost system performance; and enhance system security.

EGNOS is the European satellite navigation system, designed to improve positioning messages from GPS. First deployed in 2005, with its open service operational since 2009, the current EGNOS system was developed by Thales Alenia Space as prime contractor.

Certification and commissioning of the latest version is slated for 2023.

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