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REAL RPAS ready for scenario testing at ATLAS

Getting REAL with drones

06 September 2018
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), commonly known as drones, have the potential to develop a wide range of applications for the benefit of society. It is estimated that within the next 20 years the European drone sector could employ more than 100 000 people directly and have an economic impact exceeding EUR 10 billion per year.
The EU Space Programmes provide the innovative solutions needed to optimise Europe’s agricultural production.

Agriculture a key beneficiary of EU Space Programmes

29 August 2018
Agriculture is one of the main sectors to benefit from synergies between the flagship EU Space Programmes EGNOS, Galileo and Copernicus, with European-GNSS and Earth Observation technologies being leveraged to implement the Common Agricultural Policy. Representatives from national Paying Agencies, the European Commission, ESA and the GSA came together in a Learning Network Meeting of Directors of Paying Agencies and Coordinating Bodies, in Brussels on 10 July.
Agriculture and Space Day – showcasing how EU space programmes are revolutionising agriculture

Agriculture and Space Day: Space technology revolutionising agriculture

28 August 2018
Agriculture and Space Day, to be held in Brussels on September 5, will showcase how Europe’s space programme is revolutionising agricultural production, making it more efficient and reducing the environmental impact of the sector.
All four of the satellites launched on July 25 have been transferred from the GSA’s Early Orbit Phase (EOP) team to the Galileo Control Centres (GCC).

New satellites finding their place in the Galileo constellation

27 August 2018
Just over one month 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 position and prepare for entry into service.
To help ensure that the mapping and surveying community is positioned to take full advantage of all that Galileo has to offer, the GSA and EuroGeographics are holding a free webinar.

Webinar: learn how the surveying community can benefit from Galileo

23 August 2018
To ensure that the mapping and surveying community is taking full advantage of all that Galileo has to offer, the GSA and EuroGeographics are hosting a free webinar on 10 September. Register today!
Android users can download the GPSTest application that will check to see if your phone is currently using Galileo satellites to determine its position.

Test your Android device’s satellite navigation performance

21 August 2018
Use the GPSTest app (or similar) to find out whether your smartphone is benefiting from the increased positioning accuracy that Galileo provides.
The winning start-ups selected in a previous IMPACT Open Call

IMPACT Connected Car second call now open

16 August 2018
The IMPACT Accelerator is offering up to €2.1 million plus acceleration services to the best companies and start-ups in the connected vehicle industry in the second and final open call of its IMPACT Connected Car programme.
To use the system, all one has to do is mount the ARGONAUT multi-constellation receiver onto the drone

Accurate, affordable geo-location for drones

14 August 2018
The ARGONAUT project is making low-cost, high-precision GNSS receivers a viable option for all drone operators.
Much of Galileo’s early success is the result of intense cooperation between the GSA and private GNSS chip and receiver manufacturers and service providers.

EU citizens and businesses already benefiting from Galileo

09 August 2018
Following last week’s successful launch of four new Galileo satellites from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, representatives of leading industry that have adopted Galileo held a special press briefing for journalists from across the Continent.
The event will inform about space opportunities in Horizon 2020 and beyond.

GSA to host H2020 Information Day in Prague

07 August 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the H2020 Space NCP Network COSMOS2020 are organising a Horizon 2020 International Space Information Day and Brokerage Event at the GSA’s Prague headquarters on 11-12 October 2018.
The H2020-SPACE-EGNSS-2019 Call is set to open in October 2018

EGNSS funding opportunities – what’s on offer?

01 August 2018
With four topics under the Horizon 2020 EGNSS MARKET UPTAKE 2019 call for proposals set to open on 16 October 2018, now is a good time to take a look at the many EU R&D funding opportunities that the GNSS community can take advantage of.
ESNC has over EUR 1 million in prizes in more than 20 challenge categories!

ESNC 2018 – only one week to go!

27 July 2018
There is only one week left to enter for this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC). Register your idea for an innovative and marketable European GNSS (EGNSS) application by August 6 for a chance to win great prizes!
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.
 

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