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The GSA recently visited the New Holland campus in Peñarrubias de Piron (Segovia), Spain, to discuss the performance achieved using the last available GNSS equipment for auto-steering applications.

Case IH, STEYR and New Holland Agriculture equipment is now compatible with the Galileo satellite network

29 December 2018
CNH Industrial, a global leader in the capital goods sector, has enhanced the robustness of the precision agriculture systems for its global agricultural brands, Case IH, STEYR and New Holland Agriculture, by adding Galileo signals to their reference network solution.
The EU space programmes are supporting services and applications that will underpin the Smart City of the future.

EU Space enabling Smart Cities

27 December 2018
The 2018 European Space Week special session on Smart Cities saw professionals and decision makers showcasing how space applications are fostering urban innovation. Presentations highlighted current projects and cutting-edge technologies set to emerge in the coming years.

Message from European GNSS Agency (GSA) Executive Director Carlo des Dorides

21 December 2018
2018 has been an action-packed year for the GSA and for Europe’s satellite navigation programmes, Galileo and EGNOS.
Both the Initial Open Service and the SAR Service performance figures generally exceed the MPL targets in Q3 2018

Galileo IS OS & SAR Performance Reports of Q3-2018 available!

21 December 2018
OS and SAR Service Performance Reports of the third quarter of 2018 (covering July, August and September) have been published under the European GNSS Service Centre web portal, under Performance Reports section.

Space can sustain the land!

20 December 2018
The productivity and sustainability of land is determined by interactions between land resources, climate and human activities. Selecting the optimal, sustainable use of land is essential to minimise degradation, rehabilitate degraded land, ensure the sustainable use of natural resources and mitigate the impact of climate change. So it was appropriate that on World Soil Day, an EU Space Week session showcased how the EU space programmes Galileo and Copernicus are supporting sustainable land use and management.
Snapdragon 855 is the is the world’s first commercial mobile platform supporting multi-gigabit 5G and dual-frequency GNSS

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon with dual frequency and 5G

19 December 2018
At the annual Snapdragon Technology Summit, which took place on December 4-6 in Hawaii, global chipset manufacturer Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, unveiled the newest generation in the 8 Mobile Platform Series, the dual frequency Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform.
The Teagasc team Richa Marwaha, Azucena Jiménez- Castañeda and Gabriela Afrasinei at European Space Week

Farming by Satellite: Teagasc takes first prize

18 December 2018
A team from Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, took the first prize in this year’s Farming by Satellite competition with FODDERApp, a mobile app for grass and grazing management.
The Accuracy Matters campaign aims to  increase public awareness of the real benefits of using Galileo

Two years after the launch of Galileo Initial Services, Accuracy Matters more than ever!

17 December 2018
December 16 marks two years since the launch of Galileo Initial Services. Timed to coincide with this milestone, the ‘Accuracy Matters’ campaign, officially launched on 15 December 2018, aims to increase public awareness of Galileo’s successes over the past two years and highlight the added value that Galileo brings to the mass market.
The event will be an opportunity to discuss innovative GNSS applications for the rail sector.

Save the date: Space for Innovation in Rail

14 December 2018
The ‘Space for Innovation in Rail’ forum, to be held in Vienna, Austria on 18-19 March 2019, will be an opportunity to discuss innovation and digitalisation in the rail sector, with a special focus on GNSS applications for rail. The event, under the auspices of the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, is being jointly organised by the European GNSS Agency (GSA), Shift2rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU), and the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA).
Elzbieta Bieńkowska, European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, addresses the European Space Week opening plenary.

Europe flying high at 2018 EU Space Week

13 December 2018
Europe's flagship space programmes, Galileo and Copernicus, serve as powerful tools for tackling today's economic, social, and environmental challenges, creating real opportunities for money making and job creation. This year's EU Space Week, which took place in the beautiful port city of Marseille, provided ample opportunities for reflection and exchange of ideas as the European space sector continues to move forward.
The results of the first two months of a pilot project test campaign are encouraging, with EGNOS corrections transmitted through IALA beacons and AIS base stations showing good performance results (Photo by kinsey on Unsplash).

GSA confirms performance of EGNOS corrections in maritime domain

10 December 2018
In good news for the maritime and inland waterways domain, initial results show that EGNOS corrections perform well when retransmitted over IALA beacons and AIS base stations.
Smart Gate, Troodle and HIVE take the top three prizes at this year’s GSA Special Prize at the ESNC.

Smart Gate takes first place in GSA Special Prize at ESNC

07 December 2018
Smart Gate, a system designed to measure time precisely during sporting activities, has been awarded first place in the GSA Special Prize at this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition. The awards were handed out at the Galileo and Copernicus Masters gala award ceremony – the ‘Space Oscars’, held on 4 December as part of 2018 European Space Week in Marseille.
Galileo is already improving the accuracy of location-based services.

Accuracy Matters. When close isn’t enough, use Galileo!

06 December 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) kicked off a new campaign to raise awareness of the fact that Galileo is making a real difference in the lives of the over half-a-billion users who have extra Galileo accuracy in their phone…. yet may not know it!
The EU Space Week plenary gathered speakers from industry and the public sector to discuss how European Satellite Navigation and Earth Observation are tackling today's economic, social, and environmental challenges.

2018 European Space Week takes off in Marseille!

06 December 2018
Entrepreneurs and SMEs, along with business and public sector professionals using space data from across Europe and around the globe descended on Marseille ‘en masse’ for the 2018 edition of EU Space Week. The event featured presentations from high-level personalities, as well as key user communities. Plus, awards for Europe's up-and-coming space application researchers and innovators were given at the annual ‘Space Oscars’.
The GSA uses feedback from users to improve EGNSS service delivery.

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05 December 2018
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