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EGNOS makes flying sustainably ‘easy’

03 June 2022
If your upcoming travel plans include catching a flight, there’s a good chance you’ll be flying with EGNOS.
A320neo with Pratt and Whtney engines is certified

PIN: European GNSS Service Demonstrator

26 April 2022
The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) has issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN) for a planned call to develop the European GNSS Service Demonstrator (ESD) providing a centralised platform for the demonstration of new and enhanced end-to-end European Global Navigation Satellite System (EGNSS) services
EGNSS Service Demonstrator as the centralised platform for EGNSS demonstration capabilities

EUSPA celebrates “406Day”, the International Search and Rescue Beacon Day by lifting the veil on new life-saving features.

06 April 2022
Beacon Awareness Day (#406Day) is an opportunity to celebrate the amazing work carried out by Search and Rescue teams across the globe that risk their lives daily to save people in distress. It also aims to remind the owners of Search and Rescue beacons of the need to register their beacons and test them regularly.
The Galileo SAR reached new heights with a record-breaking location accuracy performance of 98.12% below 2km. The EU constellation is the biggest contributor to the Cospas-Sarsat MEOSAR system.

Space-based solutions set to address some of today’s most pressing challenges

04 April 2022
Having received 50 proposals, the first Horizon Europe call is set to turn space technologies like Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus into innovative applications and solutions.
EUSPA launched earlier in 2020 this Horizon Europe call to transform the digital economy, increase the Union’s resilience and support the Green Deal.

Save the date: EUSpace4Ukraine humanitarian help webinar on 12 April

30 March 2022
EUSPA to mobilise the EU Space innovation community and provide solutions to enhance humanitarian support for the Ukrainian people.
Data from the EU Space Programme are provided freely to users around the globe.

Investing in GNSS is key to European competitiveness

17 March 2022
Through investment opportunities, market intelligence and business support, EUSPA plays an important role in ensuring Europe keeps its competitive position in the fast-growing, global GNSS downstream market.
The report sets out recommendations to support the EU’s future competitiveness in the GNSS downstream market. These recommendations include the need to mobilise significant investment envelopes through tailored instruments, supported by technical capacity building activities towards fund managers

CASSINI Hackathon VOL 3: (Re)Visit Europe with help from the EU Space Programme

15 March 2022
The CASSINI Hackathons and Mentoring, initiated by the European Union is a series of six hackathons aimed to tackle global challenges using services and data from the EU Space Programme. In its third edition, this hackathon provides access to European space data and services from Copernicus, Galileo, and EGNOS to help participants take on various challenges and uplift Europe’s tourism industry.
The #myEUSpace competition is part of the of the European Commission’s CASSINI initiative to support entrepreneurship in space-related businesses across the EU

EUSPA helps European companies embrace Earth Observation

21 February 2022
Speaking at last week’s Copernicus Horizon 2035 conference, EUSPA Executive Director Rodrigo da Costa outlined how European businesses can benefit from Copernicus’ Earth observation services, data, and information.
Organised by the European Commission and the French Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Copernicus horizon 2035 Conference presented the Copernicus component of the EU Space Programme and its achievements, and highlight future goals and opportunities

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.

The EUSPA EO and GNSS Market Report is out! Did you get your copy?

26 January 2022
To help you better appreciate and reap the full benefits of space technology, EUSPA experts compiled the “EUSPA EO and GNSS Market Report”. The 216-page long release is the ultimate guide to anyone who seeks to make the EU Space technologies part of their business plan, develop new space downstream applications and see a tangible return on investment.
EUSPA just published new Market Report on Earth Observation and Satellite Navigation

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 OSNMA Webinar: All you need to know about the Public Observation Test phase

21 January 2022
The EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is hosting a webinar on the Public Observation Test Phase of Galileo OSNMA. Scheduled for 2 February 2022, this digital gathering will offer receiver manufacturers and application developers a comprehensive overview of the new Galileo differentiator and insights in the ongoing test phase.
The new pioneering service of Galileo will pave the way towards robust Position, Velocity and Time information (PVT) for the Galileo Open Service users.

President of the European Council, Charles Michel, visits EUSPA Prague Headquarters

13 January 2022
Topics discussed between EUSPA Executive Director Rodrigo da Costa and the President of the European Council included the new mandate of the agency and its role in the delivery of EU priorities such as the EU Green Deal and the digitization and growth of the European economy.
EUSPA Executive Director, Rodrigo da Costa greets European Council President, Charles Michel.

2021: A year of transformation for #EUSpace

21 December 2021
2021 was undeniably a year of change for the European Union in space. The Union now has at its disposal a policy framework that brings under the same roof all the space assets. EU citizens have a user-oriented operational agency that delivers secure, space-based services to citizens, governments, and businesses alike: the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA).
Wishing a prosperous 2022 to all our EU Space users!

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