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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)


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.

Put your hack hat on, the 2nd Cassini Hackathon registrations are open!

10 September 2021
The 2nd CASSINI Hackathon is set for 5-7 November 2021 and will tackle the challenge of connecting the Arctic with European satellite technologies. But where will the Hackathon take place? From Croatia to Iceland, this truly pan-European project is set to make an impact all across Europe!
If you are a skilful innovator in Europe, you are invited to participate in the CASSINI Hackathon at one of our ten locations.

Space Crossroads wraps up its first season

26 July 2021
The online series Space Crossroads has just concluded its first season. During 7 episodes, EUSPA hosted experts, investors, and big players sharing their experience with space and innovation. The webcasts have created a supportive environment to bring ideas closer to the market and have enabled a networking space in the Q&A session of each episode.
EUSPA thanks all the participants who joined the first season of Space Crossroads and looks forward to seeing you in September with fresh episodes and new distinguished guests.

The new European Union Space Programme a successful European cooperation paradigm

22 June 2021
With the largest allocated budget ever for - €14.88 billion- the new EU Space Programme has now become a reality marking a new era for Europe in space. The signature of the Financial Framework Partnership Agreement (FFPA) today in Brussels anchors the European Union leadership in Space.
DG DEFIS Director General, Timo Pesonen, Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher and EUSPA Executive Director, Rodrigo da Costa.