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The number of Galileo-enabled smartphones in use has soared to 1 billion in just 3 years.

GSA celebrates 1 billion Galileo smartphone users

09 September 2019
The estimated number of Galileo-enabled smartphones in use has reached one billion. This significant milestone has been achieved in the week when the European GNSS Agency (GSA), responsible for operation of the Galileo programme, celebrates its 15th anniversary, making this a memorable week for the Agency.
In total, 203 ideas were submitted in this year’s competition.

Galileo-Copernicus challenge leads the pack in Galileo Masters 2019

04 September 2019
The Galileo-Copernicus Synergy Challenge, which seeks solutions that help to make our world safer and more sustainable using Earth observation combined with Galileo/EGNOS geo-referencing, received the most submissions in this year’s Galileo Masters, with a total of 54 completed ideas submitted.
A sneak peek at the cover of the upcoming edition of the GSA’s GNSS Market Report.

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.
More than 70 million TGV passengers will benefit from Galileo’s improved accuracy and positioning in 2019.

French railways embrace Galileo

22 August 2019
The French national rail company SNCF is taking a lead in adopting Galileo technology to boost customer services, in particular in its high-speed TGV network. With almost 50% of TGV trains already equipped with Galileo receivers, European GNSS is enabling improved customer information and traffic management. GNSS is a crucial technology for the digitalisation of infrastructure and autonomous train developments thanks to accurate and safe localisation of trains. Solutions are currently developed through partnerships between space and railway sectors.
The final 10 have until October 21 to deliver a fully-functioning version of their app.

MyGalileoApp – final 10 announced!

19 August 2019
We can now reveal the ten projects in the MyGalileoApp competition judged to be the most exciting in terms of their level of innovation, market potential and technical feasibility. Selected from 30 projects shortlisted for the competition’s first development phase, these 10 projects will now advance to the second development phase, at the end of which they should deliver a fully functioning app.
Apply early – the first experts should be appointed in Q3 2019!

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.
Austro Control plans to make EGNOS implementation at Austrian airports more widespread.

Austro Control and EGNOS – a story of success

06 August 2019
Austrian air navigation services provider Austro Control is in charge of implementing EGNOS-based procedures at the country’s airports. So far, EGNOS-based approach procedures, including rotorcraft procedures, have been implemented at seven airports/heliports and there are plans to make this implementation more widespread in the future.
The Horizon 2020 Space Information Day and Brokerage Event will take place in Prague on 12-13 September 2019.

GSA to host Horizon 2020 Space Information Day

01 August 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the Horizon 2020 Space NCP Network (COSMOS2020plus) are jointly organising the Horizon 2020 Space Information Day and Brokerage Event at the GSA’s headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic, on 12-13 September 2019.
Galileo Initial Services have seen rapid market uptake and the number of Galileo-enabled smartphones is fast approaching 1 billion users. – tracking the rapid uptake of Galileo Initial Services

30 July 2019
As the number of Galileo-enabled smartphones in use rapidly approaches 1 billion, now is a good time to take a look at the other devices and applications where Galileo is adding accuracy – in the air, on the farm and in the world all around us. Over the past two years, the portal has tracked Galileo’s market development – and the figures from the site are very encouraging!
EGNSS improves positioning integrity and accuracy for the Boreal drone

Skyopener test highlights EGNSS benefits for drones

25 July 2019
The Skyopener project, which is co-financed by the European GNSS Agency (GSA), aims to pave the way towards increased use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) in civil applications. The project has tested the benefits of multi-frequency GNSS and EGNOS in RPAS, revealing gains in terms of availability, accuracy and robustness.
BELS+ develops GNSS markets for EU companies and helps EU GNSS applications gain a foothold in South East Asia

Galileo Demo Centre Hanoi – only a few spaces left!

23 July 2019
Space is in high demand in the Galileo Demo Centre, opened at the NAVIS Centre in Hanoi by the BELS+ project. The Demo Centre provides European companies with a venue to showcase their GNSS-based solutions to stakeholders from South East Asia, and BELS+ is offering vouchers to interested companies to support the installation of their products in the Centre. The call to apply is closing soon, so don’t miss out!
GSA Executive Director, Carlo des Dorides

Message from GSA Executive Director, Carlo des Dorides

19 July 2019
As members of the GNSS community, you are all undoubtedly aware of the recent technical incident that resulted in the temporary interruption of Galileo navigation and timing services.
Commercial users can already see signs of recovery of the Galileo navigation and timing services.

Galileo Initial Services have now been restored

18 July 2019
Galileo Initial Services have now been restored. Commercial users can already see signs of recovery of the Galileo navigation and timing services, although some fluctuations may be experienced until further notice.
Galileo Initial Service recovery actions underway

Galileo Initial Service recovery actions underway

17 July 2019
A team of experts from the European GNSS Agency, industry, the European Space Agency and the European Commission is currently implementing and monitoring recovery actions for an incident related to the Galileo ground infrastructure that resulted in a temporary interruption of the Galileo Initial Services. The key objective is to restore the Galileo navigation and timing services for users as soon as possible.
Galileo Service Update

Update on the availability of some Galileo Initial Services

14 July 2019
Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation system, is currently affected by a technical incident related to its ground infrastructure. The incident has led to a temporary interruption of the Galileo initial navigation and timing services, with the exception of the Galileo Search and Rescue (SAR) service. The SAR service - used for locating and helping people in distress situations for example at sea or mountains - is unaffected and remains operational.