Galileo is the first successful ‘lucht’ tracking in Netherlands




Galileo is the first successful ‘lucht’ tracking in Netherlands

The European navigation system Galileo has his first successful positioning of an object created in the air. The system was able to determine the position on the ground, but now it is in Dutch airspace test kept.

There are currently four Galileo satellites orbiting the Earth, and since March of this year, frequently used for testing position on the earth’s surface. In a test in Dutch airspace has been demonstrated that not only position in latitude and longitude is possible, but also with height. This makes it possible for example to follow during its flight. Aircraft with Galileo It is the first time that Europe has done without the help of for example the GPS navigation system from the U.S.. Such a position

The successful test was held a month ago with a Fairchild Metro II test aircraft at the height of the military air base Gilze-Rijen. The plane was on its Galileo antenna on top of the same features as receivers that are used for position on the ground. To determine the aircraft had all four satellites ‘in sight’ have. “In addition, also variables such as vehicle speed, the time required for the initial determination, the signal to noise disturbance and the error range mapped,” says ESA. Both the Galileo system will be more accurate if the government uses publicly available system have been tested.

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