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Genesis of EGNOS

The development of EGNOS was managed by the European Space Agency (ESA) under a tripartite agreement with the European Commission and the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol).

The European GNSS Agency (former GSA, now EUSPA) has been the EGNOS Programme Manager under delegation from the Commission since 2014 and ESA is the design and procurement agent working on behalf of the Commission.

Ownership of the EGNOS assets was transferred from ESA to the Commission in April 2009 and EGNOS officially entered service on 1 October 2009. Through a contract with the EUSPA, the services are delivered by the European Satellite Services Provider, ESSP SaS, which was founded by seven air navigation service providers.

EGNOS services and applications

EGNOS offers three high-performance navigation and positioning services:

The services can be used in a wide variety of applications including aviation and agriculture.


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