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Repowering the EU from space

28 April 2023
How EU Space can help build the autonomous renewable energy system that will power an energy independent and climate neutral future for Europe.
The free data and services provided by the EU Space Programme will be a key enabler of Europe’s energy transition.

Earth Day 2023: Uncovering Europe’s much needed critical raw materials from space

21 April 2023
On April 22, the world traditionally observes Earth Day to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This year, EUSPA shines a light one on of the most promising yet unexploited ways to secure the much-needed critical raw materials: the use of Earth Observation and satellite navigation technologies.
With EU Space, Europe gets the raw materials its green transition needs while the mining sector gets tools for reducing its environmental footprint.

Power up with Copernicus

21 February 2023
A Copernicus thematic workshop will highlight how energy companies can leverage Copernicus’ free and accessible data to help drive Europe’s energy transition to renewables on 17 March.
EUSPA will be co-hosting an all-day hybrid workshop with the EC on how utility companies can leverage Copernicus’ free and accessible data to help drive Europe’s energy transition.

EUSPA welcomes the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

06 January 2023
Security, resilience, prosperity, democratic values and the rule of law – these are the priorities of the Swedish Presidency, all of which stand to benefit from the EU Space Programme.
EUSPA welcomes the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Countdown to a New Year of EU Space

22 December 2022
Join us as we countdown to 2023 by highlighting some of this year’s milestones in EU Space.
European Union as captured by Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite

EUSPA welcomes Shriya satellite to the Galileo family!

29 August 2022
Satellite GSAT0224 has joined the Galileo constellation, bringing enhanced accuracy and more robust navigation to users everywhere.
The Galileo satellite GSAT0224 entered into service on 29 August

Building a sustainable future with the power of #EUSpace

19 July 2021
Copernicus, Galileo, and EGNOS, when working in conjunction or -as standalone systems- are key assets to implementing green energy solutions and to making the construction sector more efficient.
From monitoring the performance of solar panels with Copernicus to assessing heat loss of buildings with Galileo-enabled drones, #EUSpace keeps an eye on our continent‘s green infrastructure.

Timing is everything – GNSS and the energy grids of the future

15 December 2020
In the smart energy grids of the future, all energy market participants will communicate with each other, making energy supplies more reactive. This will bring many benefits, including reduced costs, improved efficiency, and the seamless integration of the distribution of energy sources, including renewable energy. However, for smart grids to operate successfully they will have to be based on a solid and robust synchronisation infrastructure. This is where GNSS comes in.
Robust GNSS will be a key enabler of future smart grids

High accuracy and synergies in focus at UCP

08 December 2020
European Space Week 2020 kicked off on Monday 7 December with the User Consultation Platform (UCP) plenary, where users from different market segments presented the results of work carried out during the UCP over the previous week. Copernicus users were included in the UCP for the first time, and possible services and applications arising from synergies between Copernicus and Galileo were very much in focus.
UCP feedback will help improve current services and shape future service developments

New Galileo-inspired opportunities for Critical Infrastructures management presented at ITSF 2020

10 November 2020
The European GNSS Agency joined the global timing and sync community at the International Timing and Sync Forum (ITSF) 2020 to share Galileo-based applications for Critical Infrastructures.
With only 0,7% of the overall GNSS market, the Critical Infrastructures (CI) segment, is driven by its strategic importance rather than its size.

Looking to space for solutions on Earth Day

22 April 2020
Earth Day is celebrated around the world on April 22. Since its early days back in the seventies, Earth Day has striven to build the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and the planet. As an engine of this transformative change, space tech supports the goals of Earth Day by enabling innovative solutions that promote sustainable economic growth that is decoupled from resource use.
Space technologies are a key asset in the fight for a greener, more sustainable planet.

A message from Carlo des Dorides, GSA Executive Director

20 December 2019
This has been a year of tremendous growth for the GSA, Galileo, EGNOS and the European Space Programme as a whole. We hit the ground running in 2019, buoyed by a wave of optimism following the successful European Space Week, held in in Marseille last December.
Carlo des Dorides, GSA Executive Director

GIANO – robust GNSS for critical infrastructure

16 December 2019
Thales Alenia Space has been awarded a grant under the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) Fundamental Elements funding mechanism for the development of the GIANO (Galileo-based TIming Receiver for CriticAl INfrastructure Robustness) receiver, which aims to make critical infrastructure more robust against interference, jamming and spoofing.
The GIANO receiver will make critical infrastructure such as energy networks more robust against jamming and spoofing. ©Unsplash

Orolia selected for Galileo resilient time receiver initiative

09 July 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has awarded a grant of up to €1.7 million to resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solution provider Orolia to develop a resilient time and frequency receiver to protect critical GNSS-reliant systems. The Galileo Authenticated Robust Timing System (GEARS) project will provide accurate and highly robust Galileo-based time and frequency data for critical infrastructure. The project should deliver its robust Galileo timing solution by 2021.
The GEARS project will provide accurate and highly robust Galileo-based time and frequency data for critical infrastructure

Demetra delivers dividends for ELPROMA

03 June 2019
ELPROMA, a Polish manufacturer of NTP/PTP time servers, has won a seven-figure US$ contract to supply Rubidium IEEE1588 NTS-5000 servers to support a country-scale modern smart grid system in Asia. The servers, which are custom built (designated “Safe Time”), incorporate a modified version of the cyber-security TSI#2 solution developed as part of the Horizon 2020 ‘DEMonstrator of EGNSS services based on Time Reference Architecture’ (Demetra) project, in which ELPROMA participated in 2015-2016.
Safe Time represents a special version of the ELPROMA Rubidium NTS-5000 Time Server powered by Horizon 2020 DEMETRA TSI#2 technology