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AUDITOR is set to enable a range of precision agriculture applications.

Boosting EGNOS for better precision farming

20 April 2018
The Horizon 2020 AUDITOR project, funded by the European GNSS Agency (GSA), enables cost-effective precision agriculture services to small and mid-sized farmers in areas where EGNOS availability is limited.
ENAV flight inspection aircraft used in BLUEGNSS project ©ENAV S.p.A.

BLUEGNSS accelerates 3D GNSS approach implementation

13 April 2018
The GSA-funded BLUEGNSS project (Promoting EGNSS Operational Adoption in BLUEMED) was launched in 2016 with the aim of promoting the adoption of European GNSS in the BLUEMED Functional Airspace Block. Preliminary results, presented at the World ATM Congress in Madrid on March 6, show significant gains in safety and airport accessibility in the target countries.

GSA sets challenges for ActInSpace participants

10 April 2018
On May 25-26 the ActInSpace innovation contest will bring entrepreneurs, students, job seekers, developers and creative minds together in over 60 cities across 5 continents to work on real-life challenges and to design innovative services and applications using space technologies and data. This year the European GNSS Agency (GSA) has set three challenges in the contest.
The Fundamental Elements funded PATROL project is an important milestone for the satellite navigation industry, as it aims to prove the importance of Galileo OS authentication.

A new generation of OS-NMA user terminals

09 April 2018
The GSA has awarded the PATROL project a contract to develop, supply and test Galileo’s Open Service Navigation Message Authentication (OS NMA).
Galileo Initial Open Service and SAR Service performance figures exceed Minimum Performance Level targets in Q4.

Fourth SAR/Galileo IS Quarterly Performance Report available

06 April 2018
The last SAR/Galileo Initial Service Quarterly Performance Report of 2017 (from October to December) has been published in the Performance Reports section of the GSC web portal.
askforce experts will explain how to use GNSS raw measurements for scientific purposes, to optimise performance, or to improve robustness

GSA to host GNSS Raw Measurements Taskforce Workshop “GNSS Raw Measurements: From research to commercial use” on May 30

04 April 2018
Following the publication of the White Paper Using GNSS Raw Measurements on Android Devices, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the Raw Measurements Taskforce will share their experiences around the use of raw measurements at a dedicated workshop - GNSS Raw Measurements: From research to commercial use” - to be held at the GSA headquarters in Prague on May 30.

eCall emergency alert system launched

03 April 2018
As of 31 March 2018, all new car and light van models sold in the EU have to be fitted with eCall devices that automatically alert rescue services in the event of an accident, sending their position. The aim of the system is to reduce the emergency response time for road accidents and to save lives.
The growing importance of drones was on full display during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, where the GSA highlighted a number of innovative drone applications that utilise EGNOS and Galileo.

EGNOS and Galileo – opening the door to new drone applications

29 March 2018
With European GNSS providing the positioning accuracy that drones need to operate safely, more and more drone-based applications are hitting the market. The GSA highlighted a number of these innovative services during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Galileo Initial Open Service performance figures exceed Minimum Performance Level targets in Q4

Fourth Galileo IS OS Quarterly Performance Report available

28 March 2018
The last Open Service Quarterly Performance Report of 2017 (from October to December) has been published in the Performance Reports section of the GSC web portal.

GSA supporting development of all PRS user segments

27 March 2018
Deployment of the Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS) has been ongoing in recent years and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) has been actively contributing to the development of all user segments to ensure the widespread uptake of the service. GSA PRS Service Manager Charles Villie gave participants in the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit on March 7 a status update on the Galileo PRS and outlined plans for the future.

End of EOP for Galileo satellite quartet

26 March 2018
The four Galileo satellites launched on December 12 have successfully transitioned from Early Orbit Phase to In Orbit Testing.
Space offers the possibility for transformative change in agriculture.

Agriculture: A new frontier for European space policy

23 March 2018
Europe’s space policy is already delivering results for businesses and citizens. The European Parliament held a conference on 6 March, on how agriculture is the new frontier. The event was hosted by Eric Andrieu MEP, who is the S&D (The Progressives) co-ordinator for Agriculture and Rural Development.

MWC Report: European GNSS answers the call for solutions

22 March 2018
Whether it is dual frequency chipsets or new smartphones, European GNSS was behind many of the technology announcements made during Mobile World Congress 2018.
The benefits of multi-constellation are driving the adoption of Galileo outside Europe

Exporting Galileo – developing EGNSS markets outside Europe

21 March 2018
The launch of Galileo Initial Services last year has paved the way for new services and applications that can foster the adoption of Galileo in markets outside Europe. Participants at the Munich Satellite Navigation Conference on March 6 discussed support available to European GNSS companies to develop these markets.
The GSA headquarters in Prague hosted the second Fundamental Elements Info Day on March 14

GSA hosts Fundamental Elements Info Day in Prague

20 March 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) hosted the second Fundamental Elements Info Day on March 14, 2018, welcoming 55 participants from 38 organisations to its headquarters in Prague. The info day focused on upcoming FE funding opportunities and provided a status update on the funding programme.