Space-based ADS-B – Helping to Integrate Large UAS in Controlled Airspace

How can space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) support drone operations? This will be driven by regulation, especially around what surveillance technologies are going to be used to support drone operations. We have given it some thought. Right now we have agreements with 19 air navigation service providers (ANSPs) representing 39 countries.  As we also have a contract with Eurocontrol that covers air traffic flow management information on flights coming into Europe, we broadly cover all the countries in European airspace as well. So it’s certainly close to 50% of the world…

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Cheddar Media: Aireon Providing First Ever Global Traffic Surveillance Using Space-Based ADS-B

The U.S. will start testing air traffic control systems that use satellite surveillance in March. Canada and the UK worked with Virginia-based Aireon to use new GPS data to track planes- beginning last year. The new tracking system is expected to be faster and more accurate than radar ground stations, which have monitoring limitations such as over oceans. Earlier today our very own Hope King spoke to Vincent Capezzuto, the CTO of Aireon. Take a look. View Full Feature

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