NIGCOMSAT, ASECNA, Thales Alenia to power first African early SBAS open service - Space in Africa

The Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar, ASCENA, has commenced a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) broadcast signal over Africa and Indian Ocean (AFI) region, providing the first SBAS open service in this part of the world on NigComSat-1R satellite, a communications satellite managed and operated by NIGCOMSAT Ltd under the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy of Nigeria.

The open service is provided as part of the ‘SBAS for Africa and India Ocean’ programme which pursues the autonomous provision over the continent of SBAS services to…

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