Developers, End Users and Innovation
Space service providers, developers and end users discuss innovation at Space Days 2014.
Berlin congratulates Novel PRS Receiver as 2014 Masters Champion
On 23 October, the international satellite navigation industry gathered in Berlin to award prizes to this year's best innovations in the commercial use of satellite navigation technology. The big winner of the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) 2014 was Airbus Defence & Space, which won over the jury of global experts with its ground-breaking and cost-effective receiver for the Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS).
And the winner is…
The 2014 edition of the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) received a record number of entries, with the European GNSS Agency (GSA) Special Prize going to Elecnor Deimos for their Galileo for ARA - Design of a new Galileo Module for ARA platform project. This innovative concept aims to develop Galileo modules for the Google ARA modular smartphone concept – a potential game changer for positioning in the mobile phone market.
GSA talks Galileo at INTERGEO
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) recently participated in the INTERGEO conference and trade fair, taking place in Berlin from 7 – 9 October. This leading event for geodesy, geo-information and land management once again demonstrated the vibrancy and importance of this sector, where satellite-based positioning technologies play a key enabling role.
European Rail, Supported by European GNSS
As European satellites offer a possibility to improve the efficiency of train control systems, GNSS technology is starting to gain momentum in the rail sector. To promote the role of GNSS in this important sector, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) recently exhibited at Innotrans – a leading rail transport tradeshow.
Galileo Service Provision Delegated to the European GNSS Agency
The signing of the Galileo Exploitation Delegation Agreement between the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European Commission serves as an initial step towards the full Galileo Exploitation Phase.
UN World Space Week Highlights the Benefits of Satellite Navigation
In its 15th edition, this year’s United Nations (UN) Space Week is highlighting the many benefits of satellite navigation to humankind. With its theme “Space: Guiding Your Way”, World Space Week in 2014 is focusing on the value of such Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) as EGNOS and Galileo.
The GSMC: An integral part of the Galileo infrastructure
Together with market development and security accreditation, the operation of the Galileo Security Monitoring Centre (GSMC) is one of the core activities entrusted to the GSA in its Founding Regulation. In particular, the GSMC fulfils a key role in ensuring the security of the Galileo system.
GNSS Service Centre Moving Towards Full Operational Capability
The European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) is preparing to be the essential interface between global users and Galileo’s Full Operational Capability (FOC). A recent kick-off meeting in Madrid initiated a range of projects that will create the necessary facilities and operations for providing this vital interface.
Gothenburg City Airport pioneers LPV approach in Sweden
Gothenburg City airport is leading the way in Sweden for satellite-based landing procedures enabled by Europe’s EGNOS system – improving accuracy and safety when aircraft land in a very cost effective way.