Consider the following statements about the GAGAN project:

  1. It is joint effort of Airport Authority of India (AAI) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
  2. GAGAN is the first SBAS system in the world to serve the equatorial region

   Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

The primary objective of GAGAN (GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation) is to establish a certifiable satellite based augmentation system for safety-of-life applications. GAGAN provides the additional accuracy, availability, and integrity necessary for all phases of flight, from enroute through approach for all qualified airports within the GAGAN service volume. GAGAN is the first SBAS (Satellite Based Augmentation System) system in the world to serve the equatorial region.

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