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End of EOP for Galileo satellite quartet

26 March 2018
The four Galileo satellites launched on December 12 have successfully transitioned from Early Orbit Phase to In Orbit Testing.
Space offers the possibility for transformative change in agriculture.

Agriculture: A new frontier for European space policy

23 March 2018
Europe’s space policy is already delivering results for businesses and citizens. The European Parliament held a conference on 6 March, on how agriculture is the new frontier. The event was hosted by Eric Andrieu MEP, who is the S&D (The Progressives) co-ordinator for Agriculture and Rural Development.

MWC Report: European GNSS answers the call for solutions

22 March 2018
Whether it is dual frequency chipsets or new smartphones, European GNSS was behind many of the technology announcements made during Mobile World Congress 2018.
The benefits of multi-constellation are driving the adoption of Galileo outside Europe

Exporting Galileo – developing EGNSS markets outside Europe

21 March 2018
The launch of Galileo Initial Services last year has paved the way for new services and applications that can foster the adoption of Galileo in markets outside Europe. Participants at the Munich Satellite Navigation Conference on March 6 discussed support available to European GNSS companies to develop these markets.
The GSA headquarters in Prague hosted the second Fundamental Elements Info Day on March 14

GSA hosts Fundamental Elements Info Day in Prague

20 March 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) hosted the second Fundamental Elements Info Day on March 14, 2018, welcoming 55 participants from 38 organisations to its headquarters in Prague. The info day focused on upcoming FE funding opportunities and provided a status update on the funding programme.
GSA Head of Market Development Gian Gherardo Calini spoke about Galileo’s contribution to autonomous driving

Galileo: a critical component for autonomous driving

19 March 2018
GNSS is just one component of autonomous driving systems, along with other sensors like inertial navigation systems (INS), odometers, radar, cameras, gyroscopes and others. However it is a critical component providing much needed redundancy, according to participants in the Munich Satellite Navigation Conference on March 6.

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.

GSA funding opportunities: GNSS receiver technologies for premium and general mass markets

13 March 2018
A call for proposals has been opened under the Fundamental Elements funding mechanism, targeting the development of GNSS receiver technologies for premium and general mass markets.

End users the ultimate winners in the Golden Age of GNSS

12 March 2018
The Munich Satellite Navigation Summit opened on March 5 with a discussion about who stands to win from competition and cooperation in satellite navigation. After a lively debate it was decided that, ultimately, the end user will be the winner in what one panellist described as ‘the Golden Age of GNSS.’

Project launched to determine benefits of EGNOS V3 high accuracy service

07 March 2018
The European Commission, with the support of the GSA, is launching the EGNOSHA project to determine under what conditions it would be beneficial to implement an EGNOS high accuracy service in 2020-2035.

2018 ‘Farming by Satellite’ Prize launched in European Parliament

06 March 2018
Registration for the 4th Farming by Satellite Prize was officially opened at the conference “Agriculture: a new frontier for the European space policy” in the European Parliament on March 6. The aim of the prize is to promote Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and Earth Observation (EO) services in agriculture.

GSA releases 2018 Grant Plan

04 March 2018
Five new Fundamental Elements calls have been announced in the Galileo Exploitation Grant Plan for 2018, which has been released by the GSA.

GSA scholarship allows young people to explore space synergies

26 February 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA), in cooperation with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), has launched the Young GSA – Space Systems Synergy Scholarship, giving students and young professionals the chance to explore synergies between GNSS and Earth Observation.

Is Galileo inside your phone?

23 February 2018
With over 30 smartphone models currently on the market being Galileo-enabled – and many more on the way – chances are your phone is already taking advantage of all that Galileo has to offer. But how exactly does it work? Here, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) pulls back the curtain on Galileo functionality in smartphones.

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).