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Volvo is the first car maker to integrate eCall system with Galileo capabilities. ©Volvo Cars

eCall satellite navigation certified for first European customers

26 July 2018
Following the April 1 entry into force of the European eCall regulation, requiring all new car and light van types sold in the EU to be fitted with the emergency systems, Swedish automobile manufacturer Volvo Cars has taken the lead as the first car-maker to equip its vehicles with eCall.
The successful launch of 4 satellites brings Galileo one step closer to full operational capacity, expected in 2020

Galileo quartet successfully launched from Kourou

26 July 2018
Four new Galileo satellites were successfully launched from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on July 25, bringing the constellation to a total of 26 satellites, thereby enabling the provision of a more precise signal across a range of services.

Act in Space: Geospinner takes this year’s Geekie Award

19 July 2018
Geospinner, a geocaching application in which players search for location-aware caches, was declared the winner of the GSA’s Geekie Award at this year’s Act in Space hackathon, which saw entrepreneurs, students, job seekers, developers and other creative minds come together on May 25-26 for the 3rd edition of the contest.
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.
EC Deputy Director General Pierre Delsaux, UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed, UNOOSA Director Simonetta Di Pippo  and GSA Executive Director Carlo des Dorides at the My Planet, My Future exhibition in New York

EU space programmes centre stage at UN SDG event

13 July 2018
The contribution of Europe’s space programmes Galileo and Copernicus in building sustainable and resilient societies was in focus at the ‘My Planet, My Future: Space for the Sustainable Development Goals’ exhibition, launched at United Nations HQ in New York on July 10 and set to run until September 5.
ESNC awards applications, services and ideas that use Galileo data to respond to challenges faced by business and society

ESNC 2018 – only 3 weeks left to enter!

11 July 2018
The deadline to enter for this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) is July 31. So, if you have an idea for an innovative and marketable European GNSS (EGNSS) application, you only have three weeks left to register and be eligible to win great prizes!
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ESNC webinars by GSA: EGNSS in LBS and how to use Galileo data

02 July 2018
The European GNSS agency (GSA) is organising two EGNSS webinars in July. The first, on July 4, covers how to use Galileo data in your daily life, while the second, to be held on July 12, shows how Location Based Services can benefit from the high accuracy, integrity and security provided by EGNSS.
The EU Space Programmes Hackathon is a great opportunity to showcase skills and win great prizes!

Space for your App Hackathon – don’t miss out!

02 July 2018
Experts and developers interested in shaping the future of Earth Observation (EO), location-based services (LBS) and the Internet of Things (IoT) will be heading to Padua, Italy on 24-26 October 2018, to take part in the 2nd EU Space Programmes Hackathon. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to showcase your skills, gain a competitive advantage for your future projects and win great prizes.
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.
BELS+ develops GNSS markets for EU companies and helps EU GNSS applications gain a foothold in South East Asia

Barcelona rings to the sound of BELS+

25 June 2018
BELS+ aims to develop GNSS markets for EU companies and help EU GNSS applications gain a foothold in South East Asia. Towards these goals, the project is organizing a GNSS Data Processing training programme in Barcelona on July 11-13, in addition to a workshop on July 12 to raise awareness about business opportunities in South East Asia among European companies, professionals and institutions offering GNSS-based products and services.

Fifth Galileo IS OS Quarterly Performance Report available

15 June 2018
The first Open Service Quarterly Performance Report of the year, covering the period from January to March 2018, has been published under the Performance Reports section of the GSC web portal.

GSA hosts Cospas-Sarsat meeting

14 June 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) hosted Cospas-Sarsat participants at its Prague headquarters on 5-11 June 2018, at a meeting to address matters related to the evolution of the Medium-Altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) system.

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.

Taking the pulse of GNSS Raw measurements

11 June 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) hosted the GNSS Raw Measurements Taskforce workshop “GNSS Raw Measurements: From research to commercial use” on May 30, to share and explore experiences, use cases and opportunities enabled by Android GNSS Raw measurements.

GSA and ESNC – a decade of partnership in innovation

08 June 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is celebrating 10 years of association with the European Satellite Navigation Competition, looking back on a fruitful alliance and looking forward to this year's batch of Competition entrants.