European Council approves the launch of the EGNOS programme.
September: Launch of Inmarsat-3 F2 AOR-E (PRN 120), a telecommunications satellite carrying an EGNOS transponder.
February: Launch of Inmarsat-3 F5 IOR-W (PRN 126), a telecommunications satellite carrying an EGNOS transponder.
EGNOS mission requirements are set.
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
July: EGNOS version 1 (v1) starts initial operations phase by broadcasting a continuous signal
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Mid-2010: Safety-of-Life service launched after the Certification of the ESSP as Air Navigation Service Provider and the System Declaration of Verification.
EGNOS Safety of Life signal certified for use in Aviation.
Multi-annual EC budget approved for 2014-2020, including funding for EGNOS V3 development. New GNSS regulation, defining EGNOS should augment GPS and Galileo.
EGNOS exploitation fully delegated from EC to GSA.
LPV200 approved for use in aviation.