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E.g., 21/08/2019
The final 10 have until October 21 to deliver a fully-functioning version of their app.

MyGalileoApp – final 10 announced!

19 August 2019
We can now reveal the ten projects in the MyGalileoApp competition judged to be the most exciting in terms of their level of innovation, market potential and technical feasibility. Selected from 30 projects shortlisted for the competition’s first development phase, these 10 projects will now advance to the second development phase, at the end of which they should deliver a fully functioning app.
Apply early – the first experts should be appointed in Q3 2019!

Fundamental Elements: Call for experts

08 August 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is looking for experts with a high level of expertise and professional experience in navigation satellite systems to assist it with tasks related to the implementation of the Fundamental Elements funding mechanism.
Austro Control plans to make EGNOS implementation at Austrian airports more widespread.

Austro Control and EGNOS – a story of success

06 August 2019
Austrian air navigation services provider Austro Control is in charge of implementing EGNOS-based procedures at the country’s airports. So far, EGNOS-based approach procedures, including rotorcraft procedures, have been implemented at seven airports/heliports and there are plans to make this implementation more widespread in the future.
The Horizon 2020 Space Information Day and Brokerage Event will take place in Prague on 12-13 September 2019.

GSA to host Horizon 2020 Space Information Day

01 August 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the Horizon 2020 Space NCP Network (COSMOS2020plus) are jointly organising the Horizon 2020 Space Information Day and Brokerage Event at the GSA’s headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic, on 12-13 September 2019.
Galileo Initial Services have seen rapid market uptake and the number of Galileo-enabled smartphones is fast approaching 1 billion users.

UseGalileo.eu – tracking the rapid uptake of Galileo Initial Services

30 July 2019
As the number of Galileo-enabled smartphones in use rapidly approaches 1 billion, now is a good time to take a look at the other devices and applications where Galileo is adding accuracy – in the air, on the farm and in the world all around us. Over the past two years, the UseGalileo.eu portal has tracked Galileo’s market development – and the figures from the site are very encouraging!
EGNSS improves positioning integrity and accuracy for the Boreal drone

Skyopener test highlights EGNSS benefits for drones

25 July 2019
The Skyopener project, which is co-financed by the European GNSS Agency (GSA), aims to pave the way towards increased use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) in civil applications. The project has tested the benefits of multi-frequency GNSS and EGNOS in RPAS, revealing gains in terms of availability, accuracy and robustness.
BELS+ develops GNSS markets for EU companies and helps EU GNSS applications gain a foothold in South East Asia

Galileo Demo Centre Hanoi – only a few spaces left!

23 July 2019
Space is in high demand in the Galileo Demo Centre, opened at the NAVIS Centre in Hanoi by the BELS+ project. The Demo Centre provides European companies with a venue to showcase their GNSS-based solutions to stakeholders from South East Asia, and BELS+ is offering vouchers to interested companies to support the installation of their products in the Centre. The call to apply is closing soon, so don’t miss out!
GSA Executive Director, Carlo des Dorides

Message from GSA Executive Director, Carlo des Dorides

19 July 2019
As members of the GNSS community, you are all undoubtedly aware of the recent technical incident that resulted in the temporary interruption of Galileo navigation and timing services.
Commercial users can already see signs of recovery of the Galileo navigation and timing services.

Galileo Initial Services have now been restored

18 July 2019
Galileo Initial Services have now been restored. Commercial users can already see signs of recovery of the Galileo navigation and timing services, although some fluctuations may be experienced until further notice.
Galileo Initial Service recovery actions underway

Galileo Initial Service recovery actions underway

17 July 2019
A team of experts from the European GNSS Agency, industry, the European Space Agency and the European Commission is currently implementing and monitoring recovery actions for an incident related to the Galileo ground infrastructure that resulted in a temporary interruption of the Galileo Initial Services. The key objective is to restore the Galileo navigation and timing services for users as soon as possible.
Galileo Service Update

Update on the availability of some Galileo Initial Services

14 July 2019
Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation system, is currently affected by a technical incident related to its ground infrastructure. The incident has led to a temporary interruption of the Galileo initial navigation and timing services, with the exception of the Galileo Search and Rescue (SAR) service. The SAR service - used for locating and helping people in distress situations for example at sea or mountains - is unaffected and remains operational.
The workshop brought around 100 experts together to share their experience and progress around the use of raw measurements.

Experts gather at GSA GNSS Raw Measurements Workshop

12 July 2019
The third workshop of the GNSS Raw Measurements Task Force, held on 26 June 2019 at the European GNSS Agency (GSA) headquarters, brought around 100 experts together to share their experience and progress around the use of GNSS raw measurements for robustness and for high-accuracy applications within Android devices.
The GEARS project will provide accurate and highly robust Galileo-based time and frequency data for critical infrastructure

Orolia selected for Galileo resilient time receiver initiative

09 July 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has awarded a grant of up to €1.7 million to resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solution provider Orolia to develop a resilient time and frequency receiver to protect critical GNSS-reliant systems. The Galileo Authenticated Robust Timing System (GEARS) project will provide accurate and highly robust Galileo-based time and frequency data for critical infrastructure. The project should deliver its robust Galileo timing solution by 2021.
The EGNOS Service Provider call has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

EGNOS Service Provider call is now open

08 July 2019
The GSA has published a call - OJ/S 299295-2019-EN - in the Official Journal of the European Union containing all the information on the EGNOS Service Provider call.
Thanks to new datasets and advances in machine learning we are now living in a golden era for Earth Observation

Spending a day with Earth Observation

03 July 2019
At the ‘A Day with EO’ conference, held as part of the annual assembly of the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC), stakeholders from various sectors came together to discuss the multiple activities that have been made possible, or influenced by Earth Observation. At the event, GSA Executive Director Carlo des Dorides spoke about how the collective experience of the GSA’s market development team would be engaged to benefit the Copernicus programme.