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EGNOS expansion to Africa will open up opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Space synergies for sustainable development

16 June 2021
A session on the first day of the Europe-Africa Space Earth Observation High-Level Forum, which took place in Lisbon and online on 10-11 June, looked at capacity building, innovation and entrepreneurship in downstream applications. Speaking at the session, European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) Head of Market Development Fiammetta Diani talked about how synergies between the space programme components are boosting entrepreneurship in Africa by creating opportunities for entrepreneurs.
The deadline for requests is 19 July 2021. All consultations will be organised between 23 August 2021 and 13 September 2021.

Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS) launches a technology and service road map consultation

14 June 2021
The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is launching a consultation on a technology and service road map for the Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS). This consultation will support the development of the PRS user segment and market uptake up till 2027.
The first cut-off for the EIC Accelerator is 16 June.

European Innovation Council (EIC) opportunities for space SMEs – mark your calendar!

14 June 2021
On 30 June from 15:00 to 17:00 CEST, the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) together with the European Commission Directorate-General for the Defence Industry and Space (DG DEFIS) and the European Innovation Council (EIC) are organising an informative online workshop on EIC opportunities for space SMEs. To register to attend click here.
EUSPA Executive Director Rodrigo da Costa spoke at the opening session of the New Space Atlantic Summit.

EUSPA at the heart of EU’s New Space approach

11 June 2021
At the fourth edition of the New Space Atlantic Summit, key players from Europe and the Atlantic region gathered in Coimbra, Portugal and online to discuss the role of New Space for people. European Union Agency for the Space programme (EUSPA) Executive Director Rodrigo da Costa gave a keynote address at the opening session, outlining EUSPA’s role as the key actor in the European Union’s New Space approach.
At the June 22 event, high-level decision-makers will discuss pressing issues related to space.

EU Space Programme Launch Event: June 22 - Save the Date!

09 June 2021
The launch of the European Union Space Programme and its entry into force will be celebrated at a special online event to be held on June 22. The event will focus on how the Space programme marks a fresh start to an ambitious Space Agenda for Europe and showcase the contribution of the EU Space Programme to Europe’s digital and green transitions and the EU’s priority policies. For more information and to register, click here.
EU Space is powering solutions to protect and restore the oceans.

Satellites and the sea

08 June 2021
On World Ocean Day, which takes place every year on 8 June, people around the world celebrate our shared ocean and take action to protect and restore it for future generations. Today we take a look at how EU Space contributes to these efforts by providing data that improves our understanding of the ocean ecosystem and enables applications and services that help to minimise the impact of human activity on ocean health.
The first CASSINI Hackathon will take place on 18-20 June 2021

CASSINI hackathon leverages space to digitise green spaces

07 June 2021
The CASSINI Space Entrepreneurship Initiative is a European Commission entrepreneurial support mechanism that cuts across all components of EU Space Programme. It offers actions targeted at the full entrepreneurial lifecycle - from idea generation to market entry and growth – and covers both the upstream and downstream sectors. As part of the initiative, the first CASSINI Hackathon, on 18-20 June 2021, will challenge participants to leverage space synergies to digitise Europe’s green spaces. To register, click here.
Individually and in synergy, the EU Space Programme components are making Europe greener.

Going green? Look to EU Space!

03 June 2021
From the air we breathe to the water we drink and the land we grow our food on, our ecological footprint and means to minimise it are more in the focus than ever. Innovative technological solutions, including space-based applications, can help to prevent pollution and reduce its negative impacts: from agriculture to transport. To mark the European Green Week 2021, which runs from 31 May to 4 June, we look at some of the contributions that space is making to a greener future.
EU Ambassadors visited EUSPA on May 26

EU Heads of Mission hear how Europe benefits from space during EUSPA visit

01 June 2021
Over 20 European Union Ambassadors and Deputy Heads of Mission visited the headquarters of the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) in Prague on May 26 to hear how the EU Space Programme is supporting European priority policies – from the Green deal to digital transition – and to learn about the Agency’s plans for the future.
The deadline for submissions in this year’s Galileo Masters is July 19

Galileo Masters – the EUSPA SatCom Challenge

31 May 2021
In one of its challenges in this year’s Galileo Masters, the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is tasking all you bright minds with devising with an application that leverages satellite communications along with GNSS positioning and/or Earth observation (EO) to deliver solutions that meet societal needs. The deadline for submissions is 19 July – so you still have time to fine-tune your ideas. Join the EUSPA for Future Generations Challenges Webinar on 1 June for more information.
A June 2 webinar will present the BroadGNSS PCP challenge and process

BroadGNSS to launch open market consultation

26 May 2021
BroadGNSS, a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) action funded by the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) under Horizon 2020, is inviting potentially interested bidders to participate in an open market consultation for its upcoming PCP to improve the services that public safety and disaster relief organisations offer to Europe's citizens. BroadGNSS will present the PCP challenge and process at an open market consultation webinar on 2 June 2021. Register here.
Commissioner Breton and EUSPA Executive Director Rodrigo da Costa at EUSPA headquarters in Prague

European Commissioner Breton makes first official visit at EUSPA headquarters and highlights the role of the Agency in the delivery of the EU Space Programme

25 May 2021
Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton visited the headquarters of the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) in Prague on May 24, to speak about the future of the European Space Programme and the role of the newly formed Agency in delivering it.
This Call is an essential step towards the development of the HAS operational service.

EUSPA launches High Accuracy Service call

18 May 2021
The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is launching a call for expression of interest to invite external stakeholders to participate in a testing campaign of the Galileo High Accuracy Service (HAS) Signal in Space (SiS) broadcasting. The deadline for submissions is 11 June 2021.
What integrity concept to develop for demanding and innovative applications using EGNOS and Galileo?

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.
The creation of EUSPA will create opportunities for a stronger EU role in space

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.