EGNOS 4 ⎪ Italy & Portugal

GLOBAL Technologies Group is involved in the development of the European geolocation system, Galileo

Photo of a satellite in orbit above the Earth

EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service) is the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service that operates as an augmentation service for global satellite systems to improve the reliability of positioning information.
The messages transmitted by EGNOS are particularly useful during critical maneuvers such as aircraft guidance during the final landing phases. Other transportation systems, including maritime and rail, also benefit from the EGNOS « Safety of Life » service.

In addition, EGNOS provides the geolocation accuracy required by other ground-based applications such as precision agriculture, geomatics, civil engineering and 5G. (IOT)

Chosen after an international competition, Metracom has become a partner of EUTELSAT. This contract marks the continuation of the confidence in Metracom, already awarded the EGNOS III contract.

The very high technical level in physics, mathematics and descriptive geometry of this project illustrates the technical excellence of Metracom. These stations with extremely complex characteristics require scientific skills, particularly in the field of signal processing.

Thus, Metracom will ensure the engineering and development as well as the integration and installation of the earth stations essential to the global operation of the system.
They will be composed of a transmission station in C band and a reception station in L band.

They will be installed on the EUTELSAT teleports in Cagliari, Italy, and Madeira, Portugal.

Please note: : in order to award the contract to Metracom, EUTELSAT had to obtain the validation of the GSA (European GNSS Agency), dedicated to satellite radio navigation systems