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Galileo and EGNOS: supporting effective disaster management

19 December 2019
When an emergency or a disaster hits a city or region, the priorities are to care for the wounded, restore infrastructure, provide logistics and basic services, and then to restore livelihoods and reconstruct communities. European GNSS – Galileo and EGNOS – supports applications and the delivery of critical services during the four key phases of the disaster management life cycle: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.
Synergies between satellite observation, navigation and communications support the most effective disaster management response

White Paper on EGNSS for drones now available

19 December 2019
The drone market is booming and is set to outstrip any other GNSS user base in aviation and open up new business opportunities for application developers, according to a White Paper on European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (EGNSS) for drones operations, produced by the European GNSS Agency (GSA).
Galileo is already present in more than 30% of the receivers models used for drone applications

Targeting the development of a drone-borne Galileo receiver

13 December 2019
A Call for Proposals recently opened under the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) Fundamental Elements funding mechanism is targeting the development of a drone-borne double-frequency Galileo receiver that leverages the differentiators of European GNSS (EGNOS and Galileo).
This FE call is targeting the development of a Galileo receiver for the rapidly developing drone market.

Latest updates to Reports on User Needs and Requirements released

19 November 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has released updates to its Reports on User Needs and Requirements. This series of reports is compiled following a systematic process of consultation with the community of users of position, navigation, and time services and technologies. Thanks to these consultations it is possible to take users’ needs and requirements into account in the short and long-term evolution of European GNSS.
The GNSS User Needs and Requirements series is based on a systematic consultation with users of position, navigation, and time services and technologies.

Excited and interested visitors @ GSA Open Days 2019

15 November 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) threw open its doors for the 5th year in a row on 8-9 November to welcome visitors to the GSA Open Days 2019. With a wide range of activities targeted at the general public, this year’s event received nearly 2000 visitors from the Czech Republic and across Europe, including families with kids, young adults interested in science and technology, space enthusiasts and young professionals interested in technology and EU affairs.
The GSA Open Days give the public the opportunity to see for themselves the benefits of EU investment in space

European Space Week: A taste of what to expect

13 November 2019
It’s that time of year again. Preparations are already well underway for European Space Week 2019, which this year will take place at the Helsinki Congress Paasitorni in the Finnish capital on December 3-5. The week will be packed full of exciting events ranging from keynotes, discussions and conference sessions, to the E-GNSS User Assembly, a festive awards ceremony and much more.
EUSW is a unique opportunity to discover cutting-edge Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus applications and meet award-winning entrepreneurs, start-ups and visionaries.

GNSS Market Report downloaded 1,000 times in first 24 hours

17 October 2019
The sixth issue of the GNSS Market Report from the European GNSS Agency (GSA) has been downloaded over 1,000 times since it was published on the GSA website on October 15. With its comprehensive overview of the current status and future trends on the global GNSS market, the report was eagerly awaited by all market players, from global corporations and SMEs to R&D organisations and academia.
The latest issue of the GNSS market Report was eagerly awaited by all market stakeholders.

European GNSS Agency (GSA) releases 6th GNSS Market Report

15 October 2019
The GNSS market is developing rapidly. Demand for precise location information is also growing and the evolution of GNSS technology is ongoing. In this environment, the 6th issue of the GSA GNSS Market Report, officially launched today, is a valuable tool enabling all stakeholders to skilfully navigate and benefit from the flourishing GNSS market.
The GSA GNSS Market Report has become the go-to reference for all GNSS market players.

EUTELSAT 5 West B successfully launched with EGNOS payload

10 October 2019
The EUTELSAT 5 West B satellite was successfully launched on a Proton M/Breeze M launch vehicle from Pad 39 at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 12.17 CET on Wednesday 9 October. Hosting the GEO-3 payload of the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS), the satellite will support EGNOS V3 - the next generation of the EGNOS programme.
Testing of the EGNOS GEO-3 payload will begin 2 weeks after the launch of EUTELSAT 5 West B.

Remote beacon activation with Galileo return link successfully tested

09 October 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) together with Orolia, CNES, Enaire, Spanish Mission Coordination Centre (MCC), Spanish Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) and French MCC, have successfully performed end-to-end test tests with the airlines Iberia and Air France on remote beacon activation using the Galileo Return Link Service (RLS). The tests helped to assess and validate the operational concept for a potential new use of Galileo to support fast response in distress situations.
End-to-end tests were successfully carried out with remote beacon activation using the Galileo Return Link Service on Iberia and Air France

Europe’s economy is increasingly dependent on space - ITRE committee hears

02 October 2019
During a presentation on the EU Space Programmes as enablers for policies requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) on 25 September 2019, attendees heard how the European economy is increasingly dependent on space-based services.
EGNSS and Copernicus support many services that fall within the European Parliament ITRE Committee’s sphere of interest.

GSA webinars on Pre-Commercial Procurement funding opportunities tailored to public authorities

18 September 2019
In September 2019, public authorities will have the opportunity to attend and participate in several informative webinars on Pre-Commercial Procurement and learn about the available funding opportunities on this topic.
Webinars will be held on Maritime, Rail, Aviation and Timing and Synchronisation

European GNSS supports smarter mobility

17 September 2019
Over the past few months, we have published a number of articles highlighting how GNSS is contributing to technological advancements in various transport sectors. Mobility Week is a good opportunity to look back at these and summarise how Galileo and EGNOS are enabling the intelligent transport applications that underpin the mobility solutions of the future.
Galileo and EGNOS are supporting the smart mobility solutions of the future

GSA GNSS Market Report 6 – coming soon!

27 August 2019
The 2019 edition of the GSA’s GNSS Market Report will be launched in the autumn. As in previous years, the latest issue of the report will provide comprehensive information on the dynamic global GNSS market along with in-depth analysis of the latest global GNSS trends and developments. To be among the first to receive the Market Report straight into your inbox , register here.
A sneak peek at the cover of the upcoming edition of the GSA’s GNSS Market Report.

Fundamental Elements: Call for experts

08 August 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is looking for experts with a high level of expertise and professional experience in navigation satellite systems to assist it with tasks related to the implementation of the Fundamental Elements funding mechanism.
Apply early – the first experts should be appointed in Q3 2019!