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Satellite air traffic control system. Computer artwork, showing the ESA's (European Space Agency) Iris air traffic control system communicating with an aircraft. The Iris programme is being developed to use satellite communications for air traffic management. It is being proposed as part of the Single European Sky Air traffic management Research (SESAR) programme, which proposes a new approach to reform the air traffic management structure in Europe.
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