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Connecting Europe Express (CEE) is coming to a city near you! Hope on for a scenic ride and let the EU Space Programme show you the way!

06 September 2021
The convoy composed of rolling stock provided by various European rail operators has already started its journey of 20.000 km. It is set to travel across the Union. To keep passengers, train spotters and rail aficionados in the loop about its location, we have equipped CEE with a Galileo and EGNOS device, which is retransmitting its precise position. Ready to catch it?
As part of the European Year of Rail, a special EU train will criss-cross the continent from 2 September to 7 October 2021.

EU Space services to back up Europe’s Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS)

30 August 2021
To ensure EU-wide interoperability, real-time, precise train positioning and high levels of safety, ERTMS could switch to EU space solutions. EUSPA-funded project CLUG, has made concrete steps towards providing a cost-efficient train tracking solution based on satellite technology together with other sensors and data.
Three test trains, one per Rail Operator (SNCF, DBN Netz and SBB/Siemens), are used to collect real data.

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

New H2020 mission evolution studies launched on Integrity service complementing EGNSS High Accuracy

17 May 2021
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space (DG-DEFIS) has awarded two new H2020 mission evolution studies to assess how the future evolution of European GNSS (EGNSS) could be beneficial for innovative and demanding autonomous applications. The new service contract shall assess the feasibility of an integrity service complementing EGNSS High Accuracy in the 2030+ timeframe on top of the current baseline of EGNSS services to feed the evolving needs in autonomous transport.
What integrity concept to develop for demanding and innovative applications using EGNOS and Galileo?

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

EGNOS and Galileo on the ambitious Digital Rail agenda

05 May 2021
The European Year of Rail brings attention to a number of topics important for improving the role of rail within the EU transport ecosystem. The recently published Policy paper “Challenges for European rail – getting solutions on track” by Jacques Delors Institute, highlights the main challenges and opportunities for the railway system evolution in Europe, focusing on increasing the rail attractiveness and make it the transport of choice for the decades to come.
EGNOS and Galileo are an integral part of the Digital Rail agenda

View from Munich: 2021 a key year for the EU Space Programme

23 April 2021
Following the challenges of 2020, this year will be a key year for the EU Space Programme, European GNSS Agency (GSA) Executive Director Rodrigo da Costa said at a panel discussion at the Munich Satellite Navigation Conference, which was held online on March 16-17. The GSA executive director went on to outline some of the upcoming events to look forward to in the year ahead.
EUSPA will open up new horizons to explore EU Space Programme synergies

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.

Save the date: Galileo Green Lane call webinar

07 April 2021
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is organising a webinar on 13 April to provide information on the ‘Enhanced Galileo Green Lane - Design and Implementation’ call. Starting at 15:00 CET, the webinar will last just over an hour and will provide useful information for all parties interested in participating in this invitation to tender. For more information about the tender, click here, and to register for the webinar, click here.
Galileo Green Lane – keeping Europe moving during the pandemic.

Let us have your feedback on Galileo/EGNOS – User satisfaction survey launched

14 December 2020
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is launching the 2020 editions of its Galileo User Satisfaction Survey and EGNOS User Satisfaction Survey. These surveys play an important role in the evolution of the EGNSS programmes by feeding users’ needs and requirements into programme development.
Give us your feedback and help shape the Galileo and EGNOS services of the future

UCP: your chance to shape the future of the EU Space Programme services

26 November 2020
The 3rd edition of the User Consultation Platform (UCP) for the European Space Programme will take place on 1-2 December, ahead of European Space Week 2020. This is a unique opportunity for the rapidly expanding community of space tech users to inform the organisations and institutions that oversee the programme of their experience and requirements, helping to shape the future evolution of the system. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your say – register now.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to shape the future of EU Space

Alstom pioneers the use of Galileo to help measure the location and speed of trains

11 November 2020
In June 2020, Alstom became the first railway manufacturer to integrate certified data fusion algorithms for fail-safe train localization, using position and speed of trains based on GNSS data coming from multiple constellations including Galileo, the European Union navigation satellite system.
Alstom obtains certification of latest ETCS standard. ©Alstom.

Precise Point Positioning opens up new possibilities for mass market applications

03 November 2020
Precise Point Positioning is becoming an attractive alternative technique to RTK, removing GNSS system errors to provide global high accuracy positioning, HERE has recently introduced the service HERE HD GNSS Positioning, a cloud-based service that provides sub-meter positioning for devices equipped with GNSS receivers.
With HERE HD GNSS Positioning drivers can enjoy accurate lane-level navigation to take the right highway exit

Registrations for the 3rd User Consultation Platform are now open: it’s your chance to shape next-generation space applications.

27 October 2020
The EU Space Programme is evolving and so are the needs and requirements of its user community. The 3rd edition of the User Consultation Platform (UCP) will be held on 1-2 December 2020 as part of the preparatory phase of the 2020 European Space Week. The Consultation is open to user communities, industries, service providers and R&D leveraging space for the creation of applications, businesses, and innovation.
The User Consultation Platform (UCP) is a biennial event involving a wide range of users from 12 different market segments.

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) releases the 3rd GNSS User Technology Report

19 October 2020
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has just released its latest GNSS User Technology Report, providing a comprehensive analysis of latest GNSS trends and developments. With four Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) available and more than 100 satellites in operation broadcasting multiple frequencies, the GNSS industry is shifting towards the wide adoption of multifrequency receivers across market segments to meet the diverging user needs of emerging applications.
The full GNSS User Technology Report 2020 is available for download