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E.g., 27/11/2022
E.g., 27/11/2022
Complementing Copernicus, Galileo, EGNOS, and the forthcoming GOVSATCOM, this new EU flagship programme, will benefit a broad range of sectors, including road and maritime transport, air traffic and more.

GOVSATCOM adds secure governmental communications to the EU Space Programme

14 February 2022
When disaster strikes, communication, information and location are key. With the addition of GOVSATCOM, the EU Space Programme provides all three.
The present European GNSS (Galileo) Open Service Signal-In-Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD) Issue 2.0 contains the publicly available information on the Galileo Signal-In-Space.

EUSPA launches testing campaign for INAV improvements implementation

09 February 2022
The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is launching a testing campaign for INAV improvements implementation and hereby invites external stakeholders to express their interest in participating in such testing campaign.
Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about the mission of the GSC, the procurement documentation and the submission process.

The European GNSS Service Centre is getting ready for next-gen Galileo services

04 February 2022
The EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) publishes a procurement on the “Evolution of the European GNSS Service Centre (E-GSC) Infrastructure”. To encourage the widest participation possible, the Agency is organizing an industry day to present the details of the call on 15 February 2022 at 10.00.
Actual footage from an Arctic Mass Rescue Operation organised by Norwegian authorities, just a few km off Svalbard. A Galileo-enabled EPIRB compatible with the Return Link Service was used.

Galileo SAR delivers best performance since declared operational in December 2016

03 February 2022
The Galileo SAR reached new heights with a record-breaking location accuracy performance of 98.12% below 2km. The EU constellation is the biggest contributor to the Cospas-Sarsat MEOSAR system.
EUSPA just published new Market Report on Earth Observation and Satellite Navigation

The EUSPA EO and GNSS Market Report is out! Did you get your copy?

26 January 2022
To help you better appreciate and reap the full benefits of space technology, EUSPA experts compiled the “EUSPA EO and GNSS Market Report”. The 216-page long release is the ultimate guide to anyone who seeks to make the EU Space technologies part of their business plan, develop new space downstream applications and see a tangible return on investment.
Josef Aschbacher, Timo Pesonen, Rodrigo da Costa, Alain Godard

EUSPA to further boost space investments with CASSINI

25 January 2022
The European Commission, the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the European Investment Fund (EIF) committed to multiplying the benefits of space technology to businesses. This initiative implies attracting more private investment funds, running capacity building activities, sharing expertise, organizing matchmaking, and promoting the markets. CASSINI is central to this endeavour.
The Galileo satellites orbit Earth at an altitude of 23,222 km

Galileo satellites 27-28 reach final orbit; initiate testing phase

24 January 2022
The Payload In Orbit Testing activities is the last stage of the Early Operations Phase. It will enable the Galileo satellites 27-28 to enter service provision and their signals to become available to end-users down on Earth.
The new pioneering service of Galileo will pave the way towards robust Position, Velocity and Time information (PVT) for the Galileo Open Service users.

Galileo OSNMA Webinar: All you need to know about the Public Observation Test phase

21 January 2022
The EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is hosting a webinar on the Public Observation Test Phase of Galileo OSNMA. Scheduled for 2 February 2022, this digital gathering will offer receiver manufacturers and application developers a comprehensive overview of the new Galileo differentiator and insights in the ongoing test phase.
Synergies between Copernicus and Galileo support applications and the delivery of critical services when natural disasters strike such as volcano eruptions.

The clock is ticking! Have you submitted your Horizon Europe proposal?

18 January 2022
The deadline for the first EU Space-flavoured Horizon Europe Call is approaching. Don’t forget to submit by 16 February 2022 at 17:00:00 Brussels time!
EUSPA Executive Director, Rodrigo da Costa greets European Council President, Charles Michel.

President of the European Council, Charles Michel, visits EUSPA Prague Headquarters

13 January 2022
Topics discussed between EUSPA Executive Director Rodrigo da Costa and the President of the European Council included the new mandate of the agency and its role in the delivery of EU priorities such as the EU Green Deal and the digitization and growth of the European economy.
The EU Space Programme is pivotal for the development of a renewed European model of growth.

French EU Presidency can rely on #EUSpace to support its priorities

07 January 2022
Since 1st January 2022, France holds the reins of the EU Council Presidency. The priorities for the French Presidency involve the EU space activities, underlining the need for a more sovereign and humane Europe, with sustainable economic growth and job opportunities.
Wishing a prosperous 2022 to all our EU Space users!

2021: A year of transformation for #EUSpace

21 December 2021
2021 was undeniably a year of change for the European Union in space. The Union now has at its disposal a policy framework that brings under the same roof all the space assets. EU citizens have a user-oriented operational agency that delivers secure, space-based services to citizens, governments, and businesses alike: the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA).

Galileo Open Service Definition Document version 1.2 now available for download

16 December 2021
The "Galileo - Open Service - Service Definition Document" (Galileo OS SDD) defines the Minimum Performance Levels (MPLs) of the Galileo Open Service (OS). Find out what billions of users of Galileo can expect.
As of today, more than 2.4 billion Galileo-enabled smartphones are sold worldwide.

5 Years of Galileo Services

15 December 2021
On December 15th 2016 the Galileo Services were declared operational, marking a cornerstone in the field of satellite navigation for European citizens and worldwide. Since then, the EU Agency for the Space Programme has endeavored to increase the robustness of the system and services, enhance market adoption and offer new services to its users.
Small EU aerodromes and airfields used for recreational aviation can rely on EGNOS to become safer and more accessible

EU space initiative to open up new opportunities for General Aviation across the Union

14 December 2021
EUSPA launched a new initiative called "EUSPA Network of pilot projects" to facilitate the implementation of EGNOS-based procedures to non-instrument runways for general aviation and validate the safety assessment guidelines, published earlier in November.