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GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) System

GAGAN System: GPS- Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system has been fully operationalized from May 2015 and is capable of providing Navigation Services to Departure, en-route and landing operations to suitably equipped aircrafts. The GAGAN System provides very accurate and high level of integrity satellite signals for precision air navigation over the entire Indian airspace. 
The details of GAGAN system installations are as follows:
(i) GAGAN system consists of 15 Indian Reference Stations (INRES), 2 Indian Master Control Centre (INMCC) and 3 Indian Land Uplink Station (INLUS), 2 Geostationary Satellites.
(ii) The filfteen INRES are installed at various airports in India at Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata, Guwahati, Portblair, Jammu, Gaya, Jaisalmer, Nagpur, Dibrugarh, Bhubaneswar, Porbandar and Goa.
(iii) The two INMCCs are located in Bengaluru.
(iv) The two INLUS are located in Bengaluru and one INLUS in Delhi.
The GAGAN system has been jointly developed by Airports Authority of India and Indian Space Research Organisation in collaboration with M/s. Raytheon with an estimated cost of Rs.774 crores. The Project completed in 8 years.


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