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According to the most recent edition of the GSA’s GNSS Market Report, Asia is the ‘hot spot’ for global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).

Two awards promote European GNSS in Asia

19 January 2017
Two GSA-funded projects – BELS and GNSS.asia – are encouraging the use of European GNSS in Asia through the launch of two innovation competitions.

The Farming by Satellite Prize finalists are…

17 January 2017
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is set to announce the winners of the 2016 Farming by Satellite Prize on 23 January 2017 during the International Green Week exhibition in Berlin.

Vidal Ashkenazi, one of the ‘Fathers’ of Galileo, named Officer of the Order of the British Empire

16 January 2017
Professor Vidal Ashkenazi, who in 2003 helped lay the groundwork for what would become Galileo, was recently named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his service to science.

Use Galileo today!

05 January 2017
With many chipset manufacturers already offering Galileo-enabled products and many devices progressively using them, users can already take advantage of the positioning, navigation and timing information provided by Galileo Initial Services.

Europe’s aviation community enthusiastic about EGNOS adoption

22 December 2016
In addition to hosting the 11th meeting of the RNAV Approach implementation Support Group (RAiSG 11) at its Prague headquarters, the GSA and Euocontrol also organised a meeting dedicated to highlighting the many aviation-related projects that it oversees.

Building the E-GNSS engine for self-driving car

19 December 2016
The ESCAPE project, jointly funded by the European Commission and GSA, aims to develop the first multi-constellation Galileo chipset receiver with multi-frequency capability specifically adapted to such road applications as autonomous vehicles.

Galileo goes live

16 December 2016
Galileo, the European global satellite navigation system (GNSS), has made significant progress in recent years. Eighteen Galileo satellites are now orbiting the Earth, and the supporting ground station infrastructure is working well. As a result, Galileo is now ready to be used.

GSA Signs Galileo Service Operator Contract

15 December 2016
Following a lengthy and complex tendering process that started in January 2015, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) awarded the Galileo Service Operator (GSOp) contract, with a value of up to EUR 1.5 billion, to Spaceopal.

GSA welcomes EUROCAE Working Group to Prague Headquarters

08 December 2016
The 42nd meeting of the EUROCAE Working Group 62 was hosted by the GSA at its Prague Headquarters from 28 – 30 November.

GSA celebrates four years in Prague

07 December 2016
The 2016 GSA Open Days was a chance for the public to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Galileo and EGNOS space programmes.

Galileo Reference Centre breaks ground in the Netherlands

05 December 2016
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) helps lay the ceremonial first brick to officially commence construction on the Galileo Reference Centre (GRC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

EGNOS earns new distinction

02 December 2016
France’s Air and Space Academy recognises EGNOS for its significant contribution to European space.

GNSS mobile apps: using Nougat to access raw GNSS measurements

01 December 2016
The ability to access raw GNSS measurements opens up a range of opportunities for mobile app developers, but how do you access the data? During the first European GNSS Agency (GSA) Galileo Hackathon at the WhereCamp ‘unconference’ in Berlin Dr Lukasz Bonenberg from the University of Nottingham explained how app-developers can access raw GNSS measurements on smartphones via the latest release of the Android operating system.

GNSS mobile apps: Data outputs and Galileo

29 November 2016
With more signals and better accuracy, Galileo is an invaluable resource for mobile developers working on precise positioning applications. During the first Galileo Hackathon at the WhereCamp in Berlin, experts from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) shared how Galileo is boosting accuracy and making positioning applications more precise.

GSA extends scope of ISO 9001 certification

23 November 2016
The scope of the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) ISO 9001 certification has been extended to include the management of the Galileo exploitation phase and the operation of the Galileo Security Monitoring Centre (GSMC).