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Fifth Galileo IS OS Quarterly Performance Report available

15 June 2018
The first Open Service Quarterly Performance Report of the year, covering the period from January to March 2018, has been published under the Performance Reports section of the GSC web portal.

GSA hosts Cospas-Sarsat meeting

14 June 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) hosted Cospas-Sarsat participants at its Prague headquarters on 5-11 June 2018, at a meeting to address matters related to the evolution of the Medium-Altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) system.

European Space Week 2018: Make space in your calendar

12 June 2018
Mark your calendar for European Space Week 2018, and don’t miss out on the leading European space programmes conference, connecting business, policy-makers, international experts and space application user communities, which will take place in Marseille, France, on 3-6 December 2018.

Taking the pulse of GNSS Raw measurements

11 June 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) hosted the GNSS Raw Measurements Taskforce workshop “GNSS Raw Measurements: From research to commercial use” on May 30, to share and explore experiences, use cases and opportunities enabled by Android GNSS Raw measurements.

GSA and ESNC – a decade of partnership in innovation

08 June 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is celebrating 10 years of association with the European Satellite Navigation Competition, looking back on a fruitful alliance and looking forward to this year's batch of Competition entrants.

GSA pays tribute to Per Tegnér

07 June 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) joins with the European space community in paying tribute to Per Tegnér, former chair of the GSA Administrative Board.

EGNOS geostationary navigation payload services – Request for Information

06 June 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) in preparation for the procurement of EGNOS geostationary navigation payload services: GEO-4 and GEO-5.

World’s first dual-frequency GNSS smartphone hits the market

04 June 2018
Xiaomi - one of the fastest growing mobile brands - has launched the world’s first dual-frequency GNSS smartphone. Fitted with a Broadcom BCM47755 chip, the Xiaomi Mi 8, launched on May 31, is the world’s first smartphone providing up to decimetre-level accuracy for location-based services and vehicle navigation.

H2H – leveraging EGNSS for safer maritime navigation

29 May 2018
Using EGNSS (EGNOS and Galileo), the Hull to Hull (H2H) project is developing a system that will allow maritime vessels to navigate safely in close proximity to each other and to stationary objects, supporting mariners as they take navigation decisions and creating the fundamental conditions for autonomous maritime navigation.

European GNSS and the environment

24 May 2018
With the 2018 edition of the European Union’s annual Green Week taking place across Europe from 21 to 25 May it is timely to consider the contributions that the European GNSS (EGNSS) – EGNOS and Galileo - are making to improving and protecting our environment.

2018 European Satellite Navigation Competition launched at GRC inauguration

23 May 2018
Organizers launched the 2018 edition of the European Satellite Navigation Competition, known as the ‘Galileo Masters’, on 16 May at the GSA's new Galileo Reference Centre in Noordwijk, highlighting the long-standing partnership between the GSA and the Competition.
New EU GNSS SAB Chair Bruno Vermeire

Bruno Vermeire appointed chair of the Security Accreditation Board

22 May 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) congratulates Bruno Vermeire on his appointment as the new EU GNSS Security Accreditation Board (SAB) chair and thanks outgoing chair Jeremy Blyth for his dedicated service. The SAB chairperson is responsible for representing the GSA on security accreditation matters.

Galileo Reference Centre now officially open

18 May 2018
The official inauguration of the Galileo Reference Centre took place on 16 May 2018 in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The Centre represents another crucial Galileo Programme element now in place, supporting the provision of services to the core system and its users.
Galileo is enabling business services and applications in a range of sectors.

Galileo both an enabler and a model for space businesses

18 May 2018
EGNSS is not only a business enabler, providing the data needed for countless new services and applications, the ‘Galileo model’ can also serve as a template for nascent space businesses, ensuring that they reap the greatest possible economic benefit from their efforts, according to speakers at the Challenges in Arctic Navigation workshop in Olos, Muonio, Finland on 16-18 April.
Contenders for the GSA special prize should submit a paper describing how their project leverages Galileo, EGNOS or Copernicus

2018 CLGE Young Surveyors Prize open for submissions

17 May 2018
The Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE), in partnership with the European GNSS Agency (GSA), has launched the seventh edition of its Young Surveyors Prize. The 2018 edition of the competition is open for submissions and, as in previous years, the GSA is sponsoring a special prize for ideas leveraging Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus.