EUSPA Open Days 2022

Thank you for joining ''EUSPA Open Days'', our two-day, walk-through, immersive experience, introduced visitors to the EU Space Programme as well the agency's mission.

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Discover the newly established EU Agency for the Space Programme

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Copernicus

Copernicus is the EU’s Earth Observation (EO) Programme, which monitors our planet and its environment for the ultimate benefit of the citizens of Europe. It delivers data, information and services based on satellite Earth Observation (EO) imagery and in-situ (non-space) data.

EGNOS and Galileo

Galileo is the European Union navigation and positioning system, and currently, the world’s most precise global satellite navigation system (GNSS), serving more than 3 billion users globally.
EGNOS is Europe’s regional satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS). SBASs are used to correct the performance of global navigation satellite systems, such as GPS.

GOVSATCOM

The EU Governmental Satellite Communications (GOVSATCOM) programme aims at providing secure and cost-efficient communications capabilities to security and safety critical missions and operations managed by the European Union and its Member States, including national security actors and EU Agencies and institutions.

SSA

More than 1 million pieces of ‘space debris’ are orbiting the Earth. To mitigate the risk of a collision with the European space assets – such as Galileo, EGNOS, Copernicus, and GOVSATCOM satellites -, the EU established a set of capabilities through the Space Situational Awareness (SSA).

Our daily lives are influenced by what happens in space, much more than we realise. Satellites in orbit allow millions of people to communicate and navigate using new technologies, to travel by land, sea and air, and to develop ways with which we can improve the health of our planet and grow our economy. 

The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) welcomed visitors to its immersive exhibition called "EUSPA Open Days". EUSPA HQ opened its doors to the public on December Friday 9 and Saturday 10.

During the event, users interested in the EU Space Programme and its components enjoyed the immersive Copernicus exhibition, fun learning opportunities, exciting seminars, space workshops, competitions and prizes, and discussions with EUSPA experts about career or space entrepreneurship opportunities.

Have a look at the EUSPA Open Days 2022 recap

European Union Agency for the Space Programme

The EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) provides safe and secure European satellite navigation services, promotes the commercialization of Galileo, EGNOS, and Copernicus data and services, coordinates the EU’s forthcoming governmental satellite communications programme GOVSATCOM and is in charge of the Programme’s Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) Front Desk operations service as of 2023. EUSPA is also responsible for the security accreditation of all the EU Space Programme components.

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Have a look at Open Days 2022 Photo Gallery