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MAGNIFIC demonstrated the benefits of EGNSS to African stakeholders. ©Panorama

GSA-funded project delivering MAGNIFIC results in Africa

16 July 2018
The MAGNIFIC project promoted international cooperation with a view to enabling the development of EGNSS applications in Africa. Several months after the project ended it is continuing to deliver results, as indicated by a recent contract signed by Togo and Thales Alenia Space to install a new search and rescue (SAR) ground station in Lomé.
The GNSS Market Report is insightful and gives a nice overview of what the GNSS market is all about.

GNSS Market Report proves a useful tool across the GNSS market

28 June 2018
With over 21,000 downloads since it was first published online on 21 May 2017, the GNSS Market Report 5 is proving to be a useful tool for all market players, from laymen to GNSS experts, providing a comprehensive overview of the status and trends on the GNSS market.

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.

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.
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.

GSA showcases EGNOS at Aero 2018

15 May 2018
AERO 2018 brought aviation industry stakeholders from Europe and across the world to Friedrichshafen, Germany, in April. At the event, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) showcased the benefits of EGNOS, with a particular focus on its safety benefits for general aviation.
Per K. Enge, 1953-2018

Remembering Per Enge, a leading light in the GNSS community

02 May 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) joins the international GNSS community in remembering Professor Per Kristian Enge, a friend and colleague who inspired many Europeans as one of the world’s foremost experts in GNSS technologies.

GNSS: addressing the challenges of Arctic navigation

24 April 2018
Participants in the Challenges in Arctic Navigation workshop in Olos, Muonio, Finland on April 16-18 discussed how GNSS can address some of the difficulties posed by navigation in the Arctic, in addition to how satellite navigation itself can be improved in the region, which is also a challenging environment for GNSS.
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.
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.

EGNOS shows the way at 2018 World ATM Congress

15 March 2018
EGNOS and Galileo were at the World Air Traffic Management (ATM) Congress in Madrid from 6 to 8 March to highlight the vital and increasing role of European GNSS (EGNSS) in the aviation sector enabling simplified, safe and integrated ATM for all aircraft from civil airliners to autonomous drones. On 6 March, funding for research, development, innovation and implementation opportunities worth more than €300 million for EGNSS related aviation projects were presented in a special conference session.

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).

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

16 February 2018
GSA has published a 3rd call for proposals with a view to awarding grants to promote EGNOS operational implementation in aviation.

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.

Message from Carlo des Dorides, Executive Director of the European GNSS Agency

20 December 2017
2017 was a year marked with milestones. Following the Declaration of Initial Services last December, on July 1 the GSA officially took responsibility for the Galileo operations and service provision. In June, we formally received the keys to the new Galileo Reference Centre (GRC) in The Netherlands, a facility that plays a pivotal role, with independent monitoring of and reporting on Galileo’s performance. Furthermore, as of July 1, the Galileo Security Monitoring Centre (GSMC) began delivering services 24/7, supporting the configuration of Initial Services.
 

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