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Are you a Galileo fan? See what’s awaiting you at this year’s MWC!

05 February 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) will be showcasing Galileo-based innovations during the GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC).

GEO-VISION solutions help emergency responders to save lives

02 February 2018
The RAIDO and AGILE solutions developed by partners in the project GEO-VISION (GNSS-driven EO and Verifiable Image and Sensor Integration for mission-critical Operational Networks) increase the situational awareness of emergency services and allow first responders to check the integrity of the GNSS signals they receive, increasing the efficiency of the emergency response and helping to save more lives.

European GNSS and Earth Observation: A promising convergence for sustainable development

31 January 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) discusses how using European GNSS (i.e., Galileo and EGNOS) with Copernicus, Europe’s Earth Observation programme, can help the world meet its Sustainable Development Goals as set out by the United Nations.

European GNSS – key enabling technologies for a connected, prosperous digital Europe

30 January 2018
The second day of the Tenth Conference on European Space Policy in Brussels saw a significant contribution from GSA Executive Director Carlo des Dorides on the role of European GNSS and other EU space systems in the future of Europe, digitalisation and competitiveness. The conference, which has become Europe’s premier annual forum for space policy debate, took place on 23 and 24 January 2018 with the overall theme of ‘More Space for more Europe – stronger together’.

Galileo quartet – what stage are the satellites at now?

30 January 2018
Six weeks ago, four new Galileo satellites were successfully launched from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. A lot has happened since then, as the satellites move towards their final orbit and prepare for the first transmission of navigation signals.

GSA to host Fundamental Elements Info Day in Prague

22 January 2018
The GSA is to host the second Fundamental Elements Info Day at its headquarters in Prague on March 14, 2018.

Galileo supports PV plant maintenance

18 January 2018
As photovoltaic plants age, their efficiency often falls due to the underperformance of one component or another, requiring PV plant owners to conduct expensive and time-consuming thermal inspections to get to the bottom of the problem. EASY PV, a GSA-funded Horizon 2020 project, is using remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) to provide a more effective and cost-efficient solution.

ESCAPE completes preliminary design of positioning engine

17 January 2018
The ESCAPE project, funded under the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) Fundamental Elements programme, has completed the preliminary design of its ESCAPE GNSS Engine (EGE), an innovative positioning engine that leverages the Galileo signal to provide a critical positioning component in autonomous vehicles.

Available Now: White Paper on using GNSS Raw Measurements on Android devices

16 January 2018
A newly published White Paper provides developers with in-depth information on accessing and using GNSS raw measurements with Android, to implement advanced GNSS techniques in mass-market devices.

GSA publishes eCall guidelines to facilitate GNSS compatibility tests

10 January 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission’s in-house science service, have published a joint report containing a set of guidelines to facilitate the implementation of eCall testing in compliance with the EU Regulation 2017/79 by technical centres in charge of issuing the EC type-approval for eCall On-Board Units (OBU).

An LBS application for every occasion

04 January 2018
Developers use the SpaceTech2017 Hackathon to demonstrate the many ways that LBS applications can benefit users of every kind.

GSA announces new funding opportunity for development of Galileo-based timing receiver

21 December 2017
Within the Fundamental Elements funding scheme, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) has opened a call for proposals targeting the development of a Galileo-based timing receiver for critical infrastructures. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 28 March 2018.

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.
Flores Diaz Pulido of the European Commission opens Day 2 plenary

First Galileo Service Provision Workshop gives update on system performance

19 December 2017
Stakeholders and users from around the world came together in Madrid for the first ever Galileo User Assembly on 28 and 29 November. Participants worked hard over two days to define future user needs, receive updates on the status of the system and hear about new services to be launched in the next few years. A key component was the first Galileo Service Provision Workshop that took place on the second day of the Assembly

Happy Birthday Galileo Initial Services!

15 December 2017
Today, December 15, marks the first anniversary of the declaration of Galileo Initial Services. This is an ideal opportunity to look back at what has proven to be an exciting year full of achievements for Galileo, as well as the European GNSS Agency (GSA).