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E.g., 19/07/2019
Commercial users can already see signs of recovery of the Galileo navigation and timing services.

Galileo Initial Services have now been restored

18 July 2019
Galileo Initial Services have now been restored. Commercial users can already see signs of recovery of the Galileo navigation and timing services, although some fluctuations may be experienced until further notice.
Galileo Initial Service recovery actions underway

Galileo Initial Service recovery actions underway

17 July 2019
A team of experts from the European GNSS Agency, industry, the European Space Agency and the European Commission is currently implementing and monitoring recovery actions for an incident related to the Galileo ground infrastructure that resulted in a temporary interruption of the Galileo Initial Services. The key objective is to restore the Galileo navigation and timing services for users as soon as possible.
Galileo Service Update

Update on the availability of some Galileo Initial Services

14 July 2019
Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation system, is currently affected by a technical incident related to its ground infrastructure. The incident has led to a temporary interruption of the Galileo initial navigation and timing services, with the exception of the Galileo Search and Rescue (SAR) service. The SAR service - used for locating and helping people in distress situations for example at sea or mountains - is unaffected and remains operational.
The workshop brought around 100 experts together to share their experience and progress around the use of raw measurements.

Experts gather at GSA GNSS Raw Measurements Workshop

12 July 2019
The third workshop of the GNSS Raw Measurements Task Force, held on 26 June 2019 at the European GNSS Agency (GSA) headquarters, brought around 100 experts together to share their experience and progress around the use of GNSS raw measurements for robustness and for high-accuracy applications within Android devices.
The GEARS project will provide accurate and highly robust Galileo-based time and frequency data for critical infrastructure

Orolia selected for Galileo resilient time server initiative

09 July 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has awarded a grant of up to €1.7 million to resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solution provider Orolia to develop a resilient time and frequency server to protect critical GNSS-reliant systems. The Galileo Authenticated Robust Timing System (GEARS) project will provide accurate and highly robust Galileo-based time and frequency data for critical infrastructure. The project should deliver its robust Galileo timing solution by 2021.
The EGNOS Service Provider call has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

EGNOS Service Provider call is now open

08 July 2019
The GSA has published a call - OJ/S 299295-2019-EN - in the Official Journal of the European Union containing all the information on the EGNOS Service Provider call.
Thanks to new datasets and advances in machine learning we are now living in a golden era for Earth Observation

Spending a day with Earth Observation

03 July 2019
At the ‘A Day with EO’ conference, held as part of the annual assembly of the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC), stakeholders from various sectors came together to discuss the multiple activities that have been made possible, or influenced by Earth Observation. At the event, GSA Executive Director Carlo des Dorides spoke about how the collective experience of the GSA’s market development team would be engaged to benefit the Copernicus programme.
The Open Service and the SAR Service performance figures generally exceed the MPL targets in Q1-2019.

First Galileo IS OS & SAR Performance Reports of 2019 published!

01 July 2019
OS and SAR Service Performance Reports for the first quarter of 2019 (covering January, February and March) have been published in the Performance Reports section of the European GNSS Service Centre’s web portal.
EGNSS and ERTMS: testing team

EGNSS and ERTMS: a win-win for both rail and space

27 June 2019
Italian rail company Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI), one of Europe’s leading rail infrastructure managers, was an early adopter of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS). The company also realised the potential benefits of using satellite positioning early in 2012 when Hitachi Rail STS (formerly Ansaldo STS) was awarded a contract in Australia to deliver a train control system based on ERTMS technology and powered by a virtual balise module relying on satellite positioning data. They are now leading demonstration aiming to foster deployment of these technologies in Europe.
The Ubiscale solution offers a ten-fold power consumption improvement compared to current state-of-the-art tracking devices.

Ubiscale: low-power GNSS processing for tracking devices

25 June 2019
A new solution developed by Ubiscale enables low-power GNSS sensing and position determination for applications such as asset tracking, where the tracking device does not need to know its own position. The GSA caught up with the project at MWC in Barcelona back in February.
Galileo ANTEX file updated!

Galileo ANTEX file updated!

19 June 2019
The European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) is pleased to announce the publication of the updated GALILEO ANTEX file in the Metadata section of the GSC web portal.
Register now, even if your idea is still a work in progress, so you can benefit from support activities and stay informed on all developments.

Looking for a Galileo Masters idea? Take inspiration from past winners!

17 June 2019
If you are struggling to formulate your idea for consideration in this year’s Galileo Masters, which opened for submissions on May 1, perhaps you could take inspiration from some of the innovative ideas that won the GSA Special Prize in previous editions of the competition. Already have an idea? Then register for this year’s competition here.
“E-GEN is delivering real results with real benefits,” airBaltic Senior Vice President for Flight Operations Pauls Cālītis

Flying green with airBaltic

13 June 2019
AirBaltic’s Senior Vice President for Flight Operations Pauls Cālītis talks about the E-GEN project, EGNOS implementation and plans for the future.
Three quarters of a billion people with Galileo-enabled smartphones are already benefitting from Galileo’s added accuracy.

Accuracy Matters: spreading the word about the benefits of Galileo

11 June 2019
The Galileo - Accuracy Matters campaign has been making an impact. Launched last December to raise awareness about how Galileo is making a real difference in the lives of the almost three quarters of a billion users who have Galileo’s added accuracy in their phones, the campaign has been resonating with the public.
E112 is a location-enhanced version of the 112 emergency service, allowing responders to quickly and accurately locate people in distress

Locating you in an emergency – what you need to know about E112

10 June 2019
Videos shared on social media as part of the Galileo Accuracy Matters campaign, highlighting Galileo’s contribution to the European Commission’s E112 emergency response service, have generated a number of questions from users across Europe. Here we address some of the main queries raised in an effort to bring more clarity on the issue.