The objectives of the operations (OPERA) study are to:
The key issues addressed by the operations (OPERA) study are as follows:
The present study will provide inputs to the System Design Phase B study (ANTARES) before the SRR and a refinement of those inputs after the SRR. It will bring complement for what concerns operations of the satellite system.
Additionally, the results of the study will be used as inputs in exchanges between ESA, SESAR JU and the European commission in preparing Iris phase 2.2 and will help ESA in entering negotiations with a satellite operator and/or a satellite provider to prepare the case for provision of the safety communication service to aviation.
The activities are split in two phases: