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EU Space Week 2022 – registration now open!

08 August 2022
Registration for EU Space Week 2022, the go-to event of for Europe’s space community, is now open. Register today and join us 3 – 6 October in Prague, Czech Republic.
Join the EU Space Week 3 – 6 October 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic

Happy Birthday EUSPA!

12 May 2022
The EU Agency for the Space Programme celebrates its first anniversary with new services, a new satellite and even more end users.
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EUSPA is looking for Galileo Engineering Support

06 May 2022
EUSPA published a procurement on “Engineering Services” for the Galileo Programme. To encourage the widest participation possible, the agency is organizing an industry day to present all the procurement details on 13 May 2022 at 16:00.
EUSPA is organizing an industry day on 13 May 2022 at 16.00 to present the details of the procurement for “Engineering Services”.

Another step for EU’s positioning system: Nikolina joins the Galileo family!

05 May 2022
After a challenging Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) and Testing campaign during the pandemic times, Galileo satellite “Nikolina” (GSAT0223) is entering service provision as of today. The satellite will reinforce the performance and robustness of the EU’s satellite-based positioning system.
Nikolina joins the Galileo family

GNSS Raw Measurements Task Force Meeting: Registration now open!

13 April 2022
The GNSS Task Force Meeting brings stakeholders together to discuss experience around raw measurement use.
The GNSS Task Force Meeting brings stakeholders together to discuss experience around raw measurement use.

European space technology key to achieving a more sustainable future

09 March 2022
The EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOSSA) team up to leverage space technology.
In addition to joint studies, EUSPA and UNOOSA will coordinate to conduct pilot projects, facilitate knowledge sharing and education on the EU Space Programme, and foster a space economy that best supports the UN SDGs.

Updated agreement with Czech Republic gives EUSPA space to grow

08 March 2022
The amended agreement, which was signed during an official ceremony at EUSPA’s Prague headquarters with Czech Republic Minister of Transport Martin Kupka, gives the agency the room and tools it needs to extend.
The signing ceremony was also an opportunity for Minister Kupka to discuss several future initiatives, including the Czech Republic’s upcoming EU Presidency and its hosting of the 2022 EU Space Week.

GOVSATCOM adds secure governmental communications to the EU Space Programme

14 February 2022
When disaster strikes, communication, information and location are key. With the addition of GOVSATCOM, the EU Space Programme provides all three.
Complementing Copernicus, Galileo, EGNOS, and the forthcoming GOVSATCOM, this new EU flagship programme, will benefit a broad range of sectors, including road and maritime transport, air traffic and more.

EUSPA to further boost space investments with CASSINI

25 January 2022
The European Commission, the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the European Investment Fund (EIF) committed to multiplying the benefits of space technology to businesses. This initiative implies attracting more private investment funds, running capacity building activities, sharing expertise, organizing matchmaking, and promoting the markets. CASSINI is central to this endeavour.
Josef Aschbacher, Timo Pesonen, Rodrigo da Costa, Alain Godard

Galileo satellites 27-28 reach final orbit; initiate testing phase

24 January 2022
The Payload In Orbit Testing activities is the last stage of the Early Operations Phase. It will enable the Galileo satellites 27-28 to enter service provision and their signals to become available to end-users down on Earth.
The Galileo satellites orbit Earth at an altitude of 23,222 km

After the successful launch of 2 new Galileo satellites, the satellites operations are now ongoing

05 December 2021
The Galileo satellites 27 and 28 were successfully launched on-board of a Soyuz carrier earlier on December 4 at 21:19, Kourou time – or on December 5 at 01:19 CET from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guyana.
Take-off of the Soyuz rocket bringing 2 additional Galileo satellites to the constellation

EUSPA ready for satellite operations ahead of Galileo Launch 11

18 November 2021
We are less than two weeks away from the latest Galileo launch from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guyana. The Galileo Launch 11 is the first of a series of 6 launches (with two satellites per launch), and the EUSPA’s tightly-knit LEOP team is ready for a cooperative EU space mission!
Galileo satellites attached to their dispenser atop their Fregat upper stage separating from the Soyuz upper stage. The Fregat then flies them the rest of the way up to medium-Earth orbit. (Credits: ESA–Pierre Carril, 2014)

GALILEO OPEN SERVICE NAVIGATION MESSAGE AUTHENTICATION (OSNMA) Info Note now available for download

12 November 2021
The new pioneering service of Galileo will pave the way towards robust Position, Velocity and Time information (PVT) for the Galileo Open Service users. An OSNMA Public Observation Test Phase will follow the publication of the Info Note.
Open Service Navigation Message Authentication (OSNMA) is a data authentication function for the Galileo Open Service worldwide users, freely accessible to all.

#myEUspace competition deadline extended, take your chance!

12 November 2021
#myEUspace competition is on a mission to bring disruptive, space-based commercial solutions and applications to the European market. The contest invites the participants to innovate not only with Copernicus and Galileo but also with quantum technology. We have great news for all the late birds - the competition deadline has been extended to 3 December 2021, 23:59 GMT+2!
#myEUspace competition deadline has been extended to 3 December 2021!

Galileo 10th launch anniversary: The day the European Union broke through the GNSS industry

21 October 2021
On October 21, 2011 Europe took a major step in its space history by launching the first two operational Galileo satellites at 12h30 CET from Kourou, French Guiana. That day the EU came one step closer to having its own Global Navigation Satellite System.
A Soyuz rocket carrying the first two Galileo operational satellites.