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Galileo Open Service Definition Document version 1.2 now available for download

16 December 2021
The "Galileo - Open Service - Service Definition Document" (Galileo OS SDD) defines the Minimum Performance Levels (MPLs) of the Galileo Open Service (OS). Find out what billions of users of Galileo can expect.

5 Years of Galileo Services

15 December 2021
On December 15th 2016 the Galileo Services were declared operational, marking a cornerstone in the field of satellite navigation for European citizens and worldwide. Since then, the EU Agency for the Space Programme has endeavored to increase the robustness of the system and services, enhance market adoption and offer new services to its users.
As of today, more than 2.4 billion Galileo-enabled smartphones are sold worldwide.

EU space initiative to open up new opportunities for General Aviation across the Union

14 December 2021
EUSPA launched a new initiative called "EUSPA Network of pilot projects" to facilitate the implementation of EGNOS-based procedures to non-instrument runways for general aviation and validate the safety assessment guidelines, published earlier in November.
Small EU aerodromes and airfields used for recreational aviation can rely on EGNOS to become safer and more accessible

EGNOS market share to accelerate across rail, maritime and aviation domains

13 December 2021
The 10th edition of the EGNOS Workshop brought together nearly 500 users of the European Satellite-Based augmentation service (SBAS), EGNOS, to appreciate how they are taking the best out of this component of the EU Space Programme.
Agriculture, rail, and maritime at the heart of EGNOS service provision

GEARS project ready to enter the Critical Infrastructure market

09 December 2021
EUSPA-funded ‘’GEARS’’ set to conclude at the end of December developed a super accurate and highly robust Galileo-enabled receiver to provide time and frequency data for critical infrastructures. Join our webinar on 16th December 2021 for all the details!
Grid systems rely on GNSS clocks as a time reference source and atomic clocks as a backup in case of outages. GNSS receivers are comparably low-cost, reliable, high-precision timing sources that can be implemented in a large number in intelligent grids.

EGNOS: an evolving satellite navigation system that anticipates user needs

08 December 2021
The EGNOS Workshop is the opportunity to learn about the evolution of EGNOS services and connect with Europe’s Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) users.
In the coming years, EGNOS V3 will be available and the user experience will be maximised through the strengthening of Galileo and GPS.

Let’s shape the future of EU satnav together!

06 December 2021
The EU Agency for the Space Programme, EUSPA, has launched the 2021 Galileo and EGNOS User Satisfaction Surveys. Having your feedback is crucial to the evolution of the satnav components of the EU Space Programme.

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

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.
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.

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.
Greek island of Naxos from #EUspace! Photo taken by Copernicus Sentinel-2

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.
Horizon Europe will establish the Union’s space leadership in markets that best exploit its programme’s differentiators.

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.
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 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)

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

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.