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EU Takes the Stage at the 33rd annual Space Symposium

12 April 2017
For the first time, European Union officials presented keynote addresses at the world’s premier space conference as progress of the EU’s flagship space programmes – Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus – puts the EU firmly in the club of global space service providers.

Happy Beacon Awareness Day!

05 April 2017
To mark international Beacon Awareness Day, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) highlights the benefits of the Galileo Search and Rescue (SAR) service.
The Galileo SAR service reduces the time to detect a person in distress from three hours to just 10 minutes.

Galileo search and rescue service ready for green light!

24 March 2017
The Galileo Search and Rescue (SAR) service is Europe‘s contribution to the international emergency beacon locating system called COSPAS-SARSAT. This essential Galileo service has the potential to dramatically reduce the time to locate and reach people in distress on sea and land. The 2017 Munich Satellite Navigation Summit saw a dedicated session that outlined the potential impact of the full Galileo SAR service on the afternoon of 15 March.

Galileo SAR to provide faster, more efficient emergency response times

23 June 2016
With the launch of Galileo Initial Services later this year, the Galileo Search and Rescue service for locating distress beacons will help operators respond to distress signals faster and more effectively.

GNSS updates from Munich

16 March 2016
The 13th Satellite Navigation Summit’s systems update sessions were once again an opportunity for GNSS stakeholders to review the world’s systems, with the GSA providing updates on Galileo and EGNOS.

Big Data, Big Ideas at the Satellite Masters Conference

13 November 2015
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) recently participated in the Satellite Masters Conference in Berlin, where it joined the discussions on Big Data, innovative applications, and the convergence of Earth Observation and GNSS.

Life-saving Drone Wins 2015 European Satellite Navigation Competition

22 October 2015
This year’s overall winner at the annual European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) is a remote-controlled multi-copter drone capable of supporting maritime search-and-rescue operations.