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India launches satellite-based navigation system GAGAN

India on Monday (July 13, 2015) launched the GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system, which would make airline operations more efficient and reduce costs. GAGAN is a satellite-based navigation system which provides autonomous, high precision geo-spatial location information of the user in terms of latitude, longitude and height along with velocity and time. Jointly developed […]




India on Monday (July 13, 2015) launched the GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system, which would make airline operations more efficient and reduce costs.

GAGAN is a satellite-based navigation system which provides autonomous, high precision geo-spatial location information of the user in terms of latitude, longitude and height along with velocity and time.

Jointly developed by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), at an investment of Rs 774 crore (approx. US$122 million), GAGAN will offer seamless navigation to the aviation industry.

The benefits of GAGAN include improved efficiency, direct routes, increased fuel savings, approach with vertical guidance to runways, significant cost savings due to withdrawal of ground aids and reduced workload of flight crew and Air Traffic Controllers.

GAGAN will provide augmentation service for GPS over the country, Bay of Bengal, South East Asia and Middle East expanding up to Africa. Is is the first SBAS (Satellite Based Augmentation System) in the world certified for Approach with Vertical Guidance operating in the Equatorial Ionospheric region and the third SBAS to have achieved this feat, after WAAS of USA and EGNOS of Europe.

GAGAN was already certified for en route operation since 30th December 2013.



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