News

Airbus awarded EGNOS V3 contract

20 February 2018
Airbus has been selected as the main contractor to develop EGNOS V3, the next generation of Europe’s Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS). The company was awarded the contract by the European Space Agency (ESA), which manages EGNOS development under a working arrangement signed with the European GNSS Agency (GSA).

GSC portal reaches 1000 registered users

19 February 2018
On Friday 9 February 2018, the web portal of the European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) registered its 1000th user. This is a great achievement for the broader GNSS community and for the European GNSS Programmes (EGNOS and Galileo) in particular.

3rd Call for EGNOS adoption in aviation, want to be part of it?

16 February 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has published a 3rd call for proposals with a view to awarding grants to promote EGNOS operational implementation in aviation. The goal of this activity is wide-scale implementation of EGNOS-based operations throughout European airports and among European airspace users.

CEN approves CORE specification revision

15 February 2018
To reflect the evolution in EGNOS service provision, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has approved and published a revision of the CWA 16390 specification for the CORE project (Consistently Optimised Resilient Secure Global Supply-Chains) - this technical specification covers the development of products and applications based on services provided by EGNOS.

Experiencing EGNOS – General Aviation

14 February 2018
Just when he thought bad weather was going to force him to turn his turboprop around and miss giving an important presentation, EGNOS saved the day. General Aviation pilot Julian Scarfe shares his experience of flying with EGNOS.
The new IALA guidelines provide information for any maritime authority wishing to understand where SBAS information could be used to support the mariner and how to employ such data.

IALA publishes guidelines on using EGNOS for maritime navigation

08 February 2018
The new guidelines aim to foster safer and more efficient maritime travel through the use of satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS).

Are you a Galileo fan? See what’s awaiting you at this year’s MWC!

05 February 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) will be showcasing Galileo-based innovations during the GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC).

GEO-VISION solutions help emergency responders to save lives

02 February 2018
The RAIDO and AGILE solutions developed by partners in the project GEO-VISION (GNSS-driven EO and Verifiable Image and Sensor Integration for mission-critical Operational Networks) increase the situational awareness of emergency services and allow first responders to check the integrity of the GNSS signals they receive, increasing the efficiency of the emergency response and helping to save more lives.

European GNSS and Earth Observation: A promising convergence for sustainable development

31 January 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) discusses how using European GNSS (i.e., Galileo and EGNOS) with Copernicus, Europe’s Earth Observation programme, can help the world meet its Sustainable Development Goals as set out by the United Nations.

European GNSS – key enabling technologies for a connected, prosperous digital Europe

30 January 2018
The second day of the Tenth Conference on European Space Policy in Brussels saw a significant contribution from GSA Executive Director Carlo des Dorides on the role of European GNSS and other EU space systems in the future of Europe, digitalisation and competitiveness. The conference, which has become Europe’s premier annual forum for space policy debate, took place on 23 and 24 January 2018 with the overall theme of ‘More Space for more Europe – stronger together’.

Galileo quartet – what stage are the satellites at now?

30 January 2018
Six weeks ago, four new Galileo satellites were successfully launched from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. A lot has happened since then, as the satellites move towards their final orbit and prepare for the first transmission of navigation signals.

GSA to host Fundamental Elements Info Day in Prague

22 January 2018
The GSA is to host the second Fundamental Elements Info Day at its headquarters in Prague on March 14, 2018.

Galileo supports PV plant maintenance

18 January 2018
As photovoltaic plants age, their efficiency often falls due to the underperformance of one component or another, requiring PV plant owners to conduct expensive and time-consuming thermal inspections to get to the bottom of the problem. EASY PV, a GSA-funded Horizon 2020 project, is using remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) to provide a more effective and cost-efficient solution.

ESCAPE completes preliminary design of positioning engine

17 January 2018
The ESCAPE project, funded under the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) Fundamental Elements programme, has completed the preliminary design of its ESCAPE GNSS Engine (EGE), an innovative positioning engine that leverages the Galileo signal to provide a critical positioning component in autonomous vehicles.

Available Now: White Paper on using GNSS Raw Measurements on Android devices

16 January 2018
A newly published White Paper provides developers with in-depth information on accessing and using GNSS raw measurements with Android, to implement advanced GNSS techniques in mass-market devices.