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Alstom obtains certification of latest ETCS standard. ©Alstom.

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.
With only 0,7% of the overall GNSS market, the Critical Infrastructures (CI) segment, is driven by its strategic importance rather than its size.

New Galileo-inspired opportunities for Critical Infrastructures management presented at ITSF 2020

10 November 2020
The European GNSS Agency joined the global timing and sync community at the International Timing and Sync Forum (ITSF) 2020 to share Galileo-based applications for Critical Infrastructures.
30 shortlisted projects were selected based on their level of innovation, market potential, technical feasibility and the extent to which they leverage Galileo.

The names of the #MyGalileoDrone semifinalists are in!

06 November 2020
The European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) #MyGalileoDrone competition has kept the drone and GNSS community on their toes long enough, it is time to reveal the names of the most innovative projects that made it through the first selection.
With HERE HD GNSS Positioning drivers can enjoy accurate lane-level navigation to take the right highway exit

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.
The “SBAS for Africa and Indian Ocean” is based on the technology developed for EGNOS, the EU SBAS, managed by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) on behalf of the European Commission.

ASECNA provides Africa’s first early SBAS Open Service based on the European EGNOS technology

30 October 2020
Earlier in September 2020, the Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) started broadcasting a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) signal over Africa and the Indian Ocean. This marks the first SBAS open service in the region, modeled based on the European EGNOS.
Ten teams met virtually to take part in an action-packed, two-day bootcamp.

The three-month virtual sprint for Point IoT finalists is on!

29 October 2020
The 10 teams of H2020 funded Point IoT project are now into phase II, a three-month virtual sprint with one-on-one coaching from industry experts to ensure the solutions are both technically robust and strategically positioned for market success.
The User Consultation Platform (UCP) is a biennial event involving a wide range of users from 12 different market segments.

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 FastFind ReturnLink PLB transmits the user’s unique ID and GNSS location via the global network of Cospas-Sarsat search and rescue satellites

First Galileo Return Link Service Personal Location Beacon (PLB) to be released in Europe

26 October 2020
The first Galileo Return Link Service Personal Location Beacon (PLB) developed under the H2020 funded Helios project will be released in December 2020 across 19 European countries.
The Van den Borne potato farm, just off the Belgian-Dutch borders, is one of the most technologically advanced potato farms in the EU

From #EUSpace to farm to fork: the journey from space applications, to smart farming, and down to your plate

20 October 2020
#EUSpace is closer than you think. By relying on the powerful synergies of Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus, EU farmers can increase crop productivity, optimize resources and reduce their environmental footprint. The food on your plate relies on EUspace services.
The global conference showcased next-gen technologies, produced 8 300 minutes of content and connected hundreds of companies, investors and start-ups from 71 countries.

Virtual Infoshare 2020: EGNSS at the core of the space-tech entrepreneurship

20 October 2020
Infoshare, the biggest tech conference in Central and Eastern Europe went virtual and global this year, with more than 7500 participants joining the online streaming. The GSA joined both the virtual exhibition and the start-up expo, together with eight European start-ups showcasing their innovative EGNSS-based solutions
The full GNSS User Technology Report 2020 is available for download

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.
Rodrigo da Costa, Executive Director of the European GNSS Agency

New Executive Director of the European GNSS Agency takes up office

16 October 2020
On 16 October 2020, Rodrigo da Costa took up his duties as Executive Director of the European GNSS Agency (GSA), soon to become the EU Space Programme Agency. He was elected by the GSA Administrative Board on 15 September 2020 and met with the ITRE Committee of the European Parliament on 12 October 2020.
In Q2-2020, Open Service and the SAR Service performance figures generally exceed the MPL targets.

The latest Galileo Performance Reports are here

15 October 2020
Galileo OS and SAR Service Performance Reports for the second quarter of 2020 (covering April, May and June) have just been published on the European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) web portal.
European Parliament in Brussels

GSA Executive Director-elect exchanges views with the European Parliament

13 October 2020
On 12 October 2020, the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), held an exchange of views with Rodrigo da Costa, Executive Director-elect of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) on the role of the GSA and his vision for the future of the Agency.
A prize pool of nearly €1.5 million is spread out across 50 teams and 6 finalists

#MyGalileoSolution is on the quest for GNSS-based solutions serving EU priorities, are you in?

05 October 2020
#MyGalileoSolution is a unique opportunity for innovators to show how EUspace is pivotal for the development of solutions to address current and future challenges. The deadline has been extended to October 14th 2020 23:59 CEST. Roll up your sleeves, innovators!