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The GIANO receiver will make critical infrastructure such as energy networks more robust against jamming and spoofing. ©Unsplash

GIANO – robust GNSS for critical infrastructure

16 December 2019
Thales Alenia Space has been awarded a grant under the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) Fundamental Elements funding mechanism for the development of the GIANO (Galileo-based TIming Receiver for CriticAl INfrastructure Robustness) receiver, which aims to make critical infrastructure more robust against interference, jamming and spoofing.
Space is driving innovation and supporting service delivery across the global economy

The true impact of space is felt downstream

16 December 2019
The upstream space market, with its rocket launches and high-tech satellite payloads, may seem at a first glance to be the most exciting segment of the space industry. But when it comes to innovation, job and revenue creation and the provision of services that change people’s lives for the better, the downstream market is where the action is. This was the key message delivered by European GNSS Agency (GSA) Executive Director Carlo des Dorides at the New Space Economy forum in Rome on December 12.
Space can contribute to a more sustainable future for Europe

EU Space Week 2019: Sustainability and Space

13 December 2019
Helsinki was the cool venue for European Space Week 2019. From 3 to 5 December Europe’s leading space event brought together business leaders, policymakers, international experts and the space application user community to gain first-hand insights into the EU’s Space Programmes Copernicus, EGNOS and Galileo. They discussed how space solutions can contribute to a more sustainable future for Europe and the world.
This FE call is targeting the development of a Galileo receiver for the rapidly developing drone market.

Targeting the development of a drone-borne Galileo receiver

13 December 2019
A Call for Proposals recently opened under the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) Fundamental Elements funding mechanism is targeting the development of a drone-borne double-frequency Galileo receiver that leverages the differentiators of European GNSS (EGNOS and Galileo).
The new SAR information page will provide useful resources to the SAR community.

You asked; we listened: new SAR/Galileo Service status information available

12 December 2019
To support Search and Rescue services and provide general awareness on the related infrastructure, the GNSS Service Centre is publishing relevant SAR/Galileo information, such as the status of the Galileo satellites SAR payload, SAR reference beacons on the ground and the availability of the SAR data server.
Find out how to write a successful proposal at our webinar on 17 December!

GSA funding: Filling the gaps and emerging technologies

12 December 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has opened a call for proposals within its Fundamental Elements funding mechanism, targeting the development of close-to-market GNSS receivers and associated technologies (‘filling the gaps technologies’) not developed by other FE projects; and/or cutting-edge GNSS receiver technologies (‘emerging technologies’) that are at the forefront of current R&D and may or may not have immediate adoption in market-ready products. The deadline for submissions is 8 January 2020.
MWC Barcelona is an ideal forum to showcase your projects to a wide audience of your peers.

Put your project in the spotlight at MWC Barcelona

11 December 2019
Interested in presenting your solution at the world’s largest mobile event? Then read on! The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is looking for innovative solutions to showcase at the Galileo stand at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 24-27 February 2020. Every year MWC brings together leading mobile technology developers, manufacturers, service providers and app developers from across the globe. With over 107,000 visitors expected in 2020, next year’s event will be a perfect opportunity to showcase the latest EGNSS-based innovations.

NeQuick G code available for download!

11 December 2019
A version of the NeQuick G algorithm using a new coding approach is now available for download on the GSC website. This version is the result of intensive recoding by engineers at the EU’s Joint Research Centre.
The ProPART solution may be a game changer for future autonomous transport.

PRoPART demonstrates highly accurate automotive positioning solution

10 December 2019
The Horizon 2020-funded PRoPART project successfully tested a Galileo-based positioning solution enhanced with Real Time Kinematic (RTK) technique for automated trucks and advanced driver assistance systems at the AstaZero Proving Ground in Sandhult, near Borås, Sweden, at the end of November. Combining Galileo’s differentiators with other positioning and sensor technologies, the solution offers reliable cm-level accuracy using correction data from reference stations.
Horizon Europe should establish EGNSS leadership in markets that best exploit its differentiators.

Shaping the future of EGNSS research and innovation

09 December 2019
Together with the European Commission, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) has been consulting with GNSS user communities to take their input into consideration when defining EGNSS downstream funding priorities in the new financial perspective. A recent report from the GSA summarises the results of these consultations and outlines future R&I priorities.
Participants at this year’s Galileo Masters in Helsinki

Performance Cockpit takes overall prize at Galileo Masters 2019

06 December 2019
Performance Cockpit, a business intelligence system from the start-up Aeroficial Intelligence, was named the 2019 Overall Winner of the Galileo Masters international innovation competition during its awards ceremony, held as part of European Space Week on 4 December in Helsinki, Finland.
Jean-Yves Le Gall, Madame de Montchalin and Carlo des Dorides at GSA headquarters

EU space ambition in focus in Prague

04 December 2019
The European Union’s ambitions in space were in focus during a recent visit to the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) Prague headquarters by French State Secretary for European Affairs Amélie de Montchalin, who visited the Agency on Friday 29 November.
Help shape future evolutions of Galileo and EGNOS

Have your say on the future of Galileo and EGNOS

03 December 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is launching the 2019 edition of its Galileo User Satisfaction Survey and its EGNOS User Satisfaction Survey. These surveys aim to gain a better understanding of the needs and requirements of Galileo and EGNOS end users and to ensure that these needs are taken into consideration in future evolutions of the programmes.
The winning team receiving their prize.

uMaze takes Accuracy Matters prize in Galileo Innovation Challenge

02 December 2019
The Finnish team uMaze was declared the winner of the GSA’s Accuracy Matters challenge in the Galileo Innovation Challenge, which took place at Traficom Headquarters - Dynamicum, in Helsinki on 29 November – 1 December. The hackathon was organised by Ultrahack, with support from the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom) and European Space Week. The European GNSS Agency (GSA) acted as a partner, providing mentors and judges and sponsoring a challenge.
Horizon 2020 is a key driver of international cooperation in the area of EGNSS

Horizon 2020 key to international cooperation for Galileo & EGNOS

29 November 2019
Use of European GNSS (Galileo and EGNOS, EGNSS) is not restricted to Europe’s borders, and the compatibility of space systems means that users and businesses around the globe are able to benefit from greater coverage, higher accuracy and more confidence in their position fixes thanks to EGNSS. International users are therefore interested in exploring opportunities for greater cooperation with the European space programmes. Horizon 2020 is a key entry point for this.
 

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