Press Releases

04 September 2018

Agriculture and Space Day, which is to take place in the garden of the Belgian Natural Science Museum in Brussels from 12:00 to 14:30 on September 5, will showcase how Europe’s space programme is revolutionising agricultural production, making it more efficient and reducing the environmental impact of the sector. 

 

26 July 2018

Following the April 1 entry into force of the European eCall regulation, requiring all new car and light van types sold in the EU to be fitted with the emergency systems, Swedish automobile manufacturer Volvo Cars has taken the lead as the first car-maker to equip its vehicles with eCall, which takes advantage of the precise positioning offered by European GNSS - EGNOS and Galileo - to quickly alert emergency services in the event of a road accident.

26 July 2018

Four new Galileo satellites were successfully launched from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on July 25, bringing the constellation to a total of 26 satellites, thereby enabling the provision of a more precise signal across a range of services.

16 May 2018

The Galileo Reference Centre (GRC), the new state-of-the-art performance monitoring hub for the EU’s global satellite navigation system, was officially inaugurated today in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The ceremony was presided by Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen and European GNSS Agency (GSA) Executive Director Carlo des Dorides, among others.

07 December 2017

Pražské sídlo Agentury pro evropský globální družicový navigační systém (GSA) se ve dnech 8. – 9. prosince 2017 již potřetí otevírá pro veřejnost. Bude to první Den otevřených dveří od okamžiku, kdy GSA letos převzala provozní řízení evropského systému Galileo poskytujícího globální družicové navigační služby. Široké veřejnosti se tak nabízí jedinečná příležitost nahlédnout do centra Evropských globálních družicových navigačních systémů (EGNSS) a seznámit se s lidmi, kteří je řídí.

23 May 2017

When MOTIT, a Barcelona-based electric scooter sharing service that lets users pick up and drop off vehicles wherever and whenever they want, needed a more precise positioning solution, they turned to the European GNSS Agency (GSA).

23 May 2017

Praha, 23. května 2017 – Když průkopnická barcelonská služba MOTIT, jež umož - ňuje uživatelům sdílet elektrické skútry tím způsobem, že si je mohou vypůjčit a po jízdě zase zanechat k dispozici dalším uživatelům ve městě kdykoliv a kdekoliv, potřebovala přesnější lokalizační řešení, obrátila se na Agenturu pro evropský GNSS (GSA) a na evropský navigační systém Galileo.

10 May 2017

As an efficient tool for mapping and surveying, GNSS is widely used by organisations such as utility companies and regional and local authorities, most often being employed by services requiring centimetre-level accuracy. As highlighted in the 5th edition of the GSA’s popular GNSS Market Report, GNSS’ market penetration of the Mapping and Surveying segment has grown with the launch of Galileo Initial Services, which provides high-precision users positioning services with sub-decimetre level accuracy.

10 May 2017

According to the 5th edition of the GSA’s popular GNSS Market Report, the uptake of GNSS-enabled precision agriculture will continue to grow. This is due to the many benefits precision agriculture provides farmers, including increased productivity, reliability and cost-effectiveness. The Market Report also identifies a trend towards integrating GNSS into other technologies in order to further enhance farm management.

10 May 2017

In the Maritime segment, GNSS is used to satisfy vessel and crew demand for navigation (in open sea or in specific situations, such as harbour entrances and approaches) and positioning (including, among others, vessel monitoring, traffic management, locator beacons for distress situations, etc.). According to the 5th edition of the GSA’s popular GNSS Market Report, growth in this segment will be primarily driven by navigation- based applications for recreational vessels and providing location information to Search and Rescue (SAR) beacons.