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UN World Space Week Highlights the Benefits of Satellite Navigation

08 October 2014
In its 15th edition, this year’s United Nations (UN) Space Week is highlighting the many benefits of satellite navigation to humankind. With its theme “Space: Guiding Your Way”, World Space Week in 2014 is focusing on the value of such Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) as EGNOS and Galileo.

The GSMC: An integral part of the Galileo infrastructure

26 September 2014
Together with market development and security accreditation, the operation of the Galileo Security Monitoring Centre (GSMC) is one of the core activities entrusted to the GSA in its Founding Regulation. In particular, the GSMC fulfils a key role in ensuring the security of the Galileo system.

GNSS Service Centre Moving Towards Full Operational Capability

25 September 2014
The European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) is preparing to be the essential interface between global users and Galileo’s Full Operational Capability (FOC). A recent kick-off meeting in Madrid initiated a range of projects that will create the necessary facilities and operations for providing this vital interface.

Gothenburg City Airport pioneers LPV approach in Sweden

24 September 2014
Gothenburg City airport is leading the way in Sweden for satellite-based landing procedures enabled by Europe’s EGNOS system – improving accuracy and safety when aircraft land in a very cost effective way.

GNSS Service Centre Continues to Grow

19 September 2014
The GNSS Service Centre (GSC), based within Madrid’s National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA), is an integral part of the European GNSS infrastructure. Inaugurated in 2013, it is responsible for providing the single interface between the Galileo system and the users of the Galileo Open Service (OS) and the Galileo Commercial Service (CS).

GSA and Eurocontrol Announce Cooperation Agreement

15 September 2014
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Eurocontrol plan to leverage synergies to enhance aviation safety, improve air traffic management and better the aviation user experience.

Promoting Galileo in South East Asia

12 September 2014
Based in Hanoi, Vietnam the International Centre for R&D of Satellite Navigation Technology in South East Asia (NAVIS) is on a mission to give satellite navigation technology – particularly Galileo – a boost in the region. To learn more, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) recently caught up with Navis Director Dr. Ta Hai Tung.

A Safer Drive empowered by European GNSS

01 September 2014
At a recent live demonstration in Prague, the public was given a unique preview of Europe’s eCall system in action. Powered by European GNSS technology, emergency services will be able to respond to accidents more quickly and accurately. As a result, lives will be saved.

CALIBRA: Bringing Precision Agriculture to Brazil

26 August 2014
Europe is becoming a key player in the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) arena. In this series of articles, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) highlights the many success stories happening across all sectors in market uptake, user adoption, innovation and R&D. Here we focus on the agriculture sector and how European GNSS, like EGNOS and Galileo, is bringing the benefits of precision agriculture to the challenging environments of Brazil.

GSA Launches EGNOS Adoption for Aviation Grant

20 August 2014
European GNSS Agency (GSA) launches a call for proposals to increase EGNOS adoption in civil aviation.

EGNOS and Galileo: Navigation Solutions Powered by Europe

07 August 2014
European citizens from all walks of life will rely on Galileo and EGNOS. To demonstrate how, the GSA has launched a new video giving viewers an inside look at the many ways European satellite navigation is bettering their day-to-day lives.

First Galileo Commercial Service Demonstration with Encrypted Signals

31 July 2014
The Early Proof of Concept (EPOC) team has successfully tracked the encrypted Galileo E60B and E6-C signals broadcast by Galileo satellites. As a result, the Commercial Service loop has been closed using both encrypted and non-encrypted signals.

PRS: A Huge Potential for Europe

24 July 2014
The Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS) will be a unique feature of the EU’s new Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). This robust and secure service will be made available to authorised users, such as emergency services, via authorised national authorities. The deployment, implementation and use of PRS was the subject of a recent briefing for Belgian civil authorities at the Royal Military Academy (RMA) in Brussels.

Opportunities in LBS consumer applications empowered by Galileo

23 July 2014
The number and variety of Location Based Service (LBS) devices is on the rise: more than half of all mobile phones in Europe and North America are GNSS capable and global yearly shipments of GNSS-enabled LBS devices has grown from 150 million to 1bln over the last five years. How to ensure the European GNSS market capitalises on these opportunities was the topic of discussion at the European Space Solutions Conference.

FilGAPP and Rockwell Collins Partner to Power EU Aviation

17 July 2014
At the Farnborough International Airshow, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) announced that Rockwell Collins’ flight management system and GNSS receiver enabled the first successful demonstration of advanced arrival and departure flight operations for the FilGAPP programme – the EU’s airspace enhancement project.