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The prize contest targets innovators and entrepreneurs looking to develop and market innovative solutions, that leverage EU Space data, and for the first time, quantum technologies.

It’s the final countdown for #myEUspace! Ready to submit?

30 November 2021
We have many countdowns to look forward to this week, the first being the Galileo Launch 11 taking place 24 hours just before the #myEUSpace deadline! To help you put a final touch on your projects/ideas, here are the nuts and bolts of the "Space my Life" and "Dive in Quantum" challenges.
Greek island of Naxos from #EUspace! Photo taken by Copernicus Sentinel-2

EUSPA makes first appearance at General Assembly of the Copernicus networks

29 November 2021
The 5th General Assembly of the Copernicus Academy and Relays Networks, organized by the European Commission, was the opportunity to reflect on the 2021 Earth Observation milestones and build the future of the Copernicus networks together. The EU Agency for the Space Programme was present for the first time to present its new mission and highlight Copernicus flavored funding opportunities.
Horizon Europe will establish the Union’s space leadership in markets that best exploit its programme’s differentiators.

EUSPA launches Research and Innovation (R&I) consultation on downstream applications

23 November 2021
The EU Agency for the Space Programme, EUSPA, is gathering input from industry and academia to define new funding priorities in view of Horizon Europe.
You can now download the Safety Assessment Guidelines for the implementation of EGNOS-based instrument approaches to non-instrument runways located at aerodromes serving General Aviation.

EUSPA and EASA join hands to bring instrument flying to general aviation with EGNOS

22 November 2021
Small EU aerodromes and airfields used for recreational aviation can rely on EGNOS to become safer and more accessible. EUSPA, EASA, and the aviation industry joint effort yielded a second publication offering Safety Assessment Guidelines to General Aviation operators.
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)

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!
Five selected space-tech companies will present their innovative ideas during the Forum: Alleryade, Krattworks, LESS Industries, Lympik, Traxit.

Successful start-ups from EUSPA competitions ready to upscale!

15 November 2021
The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) together with the European Business Angel Network (EBAN) are teaming up to boost space-tech start-ups! “Funding Space Forum” is a joint online panel session and fundraising event, where start-ups working with space data will pitch in front of Business Angels, receive feedback and raise interest for funding.
Open Service Navigation Message Authentication (OSNMA) is a data authentication function for the Galileo Open Service worldwide users, freely accessible to all.

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.
#myEUspace competition deadline has been extended to 3 December 2021!

#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!
Scroll down for the registration link!

EU-Japan GNSS Roundtable 25-26 November 2021

05 November 2021
The European Union and Japan are key actors and partners in the domain of space with rapidly evolving ecosystems. The GNSS Roundtable 2021 offers companies from the EU and Japan the opportunity to explore potential business cooperation in the application of GNSS technologies.
Staying true to its mission, EUSPA is linking space to user needs with Horizon Europe Call.

Green Deal, digital innovation and resilience, takes centre stage at EUSPA’s latest Horizon Europe call.

05 November 2021
The first Horizon Europe call managed by the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is now open for submissions. With an overall budget of 32.6 million EUR, the call aims at developing innovative downstream applications that leverage data from the EU Space Programme, namely Galileo, EGNOS, and Copernicus. The deadline for applications is 16 February 2022.
The contribution of space to green and safe flight operations was a key theme at WATM 2021.

EUSPA landed in Madrid for World ATM Congress to highlight environmental benefits of EU Space technology to aviation

03 November 2021
World ATM Congress, the world’s largest international air traffic management (ATM) exhibition and conference, is always the place to be for EUSPA. Aviation experts and market development professionals were present to voice the importance of the EU Space Programme in aviation and its contribution to making the industry more sustainable. Drone demos by #MyGalileoDrone winners took place at Cuatro Vientos Airport.
EUSPA Open Space will introduce the agency’s new mission and the EU Space Programme to EU citizens in an open air exhibition.

From 4 to 6 November all roads lead to EUSPA!

25 October 2021
EUSPA is introducing itself to general public in Prague and the newly created EU Space Programme with an Open Space open-air, flashy exhibition full of colour.
Aspiring startuppers, serial innovators, seasoned entrepreneurs can apply  by 15th November 2021 (23:59 CET).

Smart cities and green transportation modes take center stage in #myEUSpace

22 October 2021
With less than a month left for the submission deadline of EUSPA’s latest innovation competition it’s time for a short recap the ‘’Map My World’’ and ‘’Move Me Smart’’ challenges.
A Soyuz rocket carrying the first two Galileo operational satellites.

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.
SIA has as main objective the development of four ready-to-use new services (iWheelMon, iRailMon, iPantMon and iCatMon) providing prognostic information on the health status of the railway’s most demanding assets in terms of maintenance costs.

EUSPA-funded SIA project is nearing its completion with promising results for intelligent railway asset management

15 October 2021
Space based services will help reduce 15% of railway maintenance costs, 25% of maintenance unscheduled events and 15% of derailments associated with the rail-wheel interface. To tackle this challenge, the SIA consortium brings together multidisciplinary and cross sector partners (EGNSS technology providers, research centres, IT companies and railway stakeholders) that will co-design EGNSS solutions truly adapted to the needs of the rail sector.