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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

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.

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.

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.
The contribution of space to green and safe flight operations was a key theme at WATM 2021.

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.
Aspiring startuppers, serial innovators, seasoned entrepreneurs can apply  by 15th November 2021 (23:59 CET).

EGNOS improves its robustness and efficiency with modernized processing facilities

06 October 2021
The EGNOS ground segment in Torrejon de Ardoz, Spain and Ciampino, Italy is currently undergoing an important upgrade to ensure further robustness and integrity of the services to the users of Europe’s Satellite-Based-Augmentation System (SBAS).
EGNOS is present across many sectors but it is a real game changer in aviation, offering smoother glide paths and reduced emissions among others.

#myEUSpace competition aims for solutions that look after our planet

04 October 2021
Two out of the six challenges included in the #myEUSpace competition are targeting solutions that will power Europe’s efforts to become climate neutral by 2050.
The objective of the competition is to support the development of innovative commercial solutions that are leveraging EU Space data from Galileo and/or Copernicus.

The augmentation service providers map supporting Galileo is now available!

02 September 2021
The interactive world map is an online tool to help find information about augmentation service providers that support Galileo. By clicking on each country, the map shows the names of the Galileo-ready providers along with the name and type of service and coverage.
Augmentation service providers map

2021 EGNOS Workshop - mark your calendars!

23 August 2021
The EGNOS Annual Workshop is the opportunity to catch up on the latest developments of Europe’s Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS). This year, the workshop will be live-streamed on 2 December 2021.
The workshop will be built around presentations and videos, focusing on success stories and concrete examples of the benefits that EGNOS keeps offering to European users

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.

FLAMINGO spreads its wings

07 July 2021
The FLAMINGO project, partly funded by the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), developed the infrastructure, solutions, and services needed to enable the use of highly accurate and precise GNSS within the mass-market, particularly using smartphones and IoT devices. The project, which ended last May, delivered a successful solution that is now taking wings.
FLAMINGO created first-generation products that the early adopters are beginning to investigate.

Making Europe fit for the Digital Age with the European Connectivity Initiative

28 June 2021
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 control, autonomous vehicle development as well Internet of Things (IoT). It will also open up more opportunities for synergies between the already existing components of the EU Space Programme that can benefit maritime surveillance or even space situational awareness.
The Secure Connectivity Initiative will provide secure communication services to the EU and its Member States as well as broadband connectivity for European citizens, private companies and governmental authorities.

EU Space on a new trajectory with launch of EUSPA

12 May 2021
The European Union Agency for the Space Programme, EUSPA, is launched today marking the start of a new era for EU Space. Building on the legacy of the European GNSS Agency, EUSPA will take on more responsibilities to create even more opportunities from Space for EU citizens and its economy.
The creation of EUSPA will create opportunities for a stronger EU role in space

Now open: new call for proposal to accelerate EGNOS adoption in transport

12 April 2021
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has launched a new Call for Proposals for the “Acceleration of EGNOS Adoption in Transport”. The objective of the Call is to foster EGNOS uptake in the European aviation, maritime, inland waterways and railway sectors. The deadline for submissions is 19 July 2021. An informative webinar on the call will be held on 23 April; to register, click here. For more information on the call, click here.
The deadline for submissions is extended until 20 August 2021.

MyGalileoSolution & MyGalileoDrone: A word from the winners

24 March 2021
The winners of the MyGalileoSolution & MyGalileoDrone were announced at Entrepreneurship Day, organised by the GSA in March 2021 to promote EGNSS-based creativity and business opportunities. The goal was also to raise awareness of the role of downstream space in achieving the EU’s common goals. The winners spoke about their experience during the competition and how it was helping to take their ideas to the next level.
MyGalileoSolution & MyGalileoDrone are helping take innovative space ideas to the next level.