Vienna, 18 March 2019 – The Austrian Infrastructure Minister Nobert Hofer welcomed an illustrious group of European and international experts to discuss the important role of satellite-based positionning technology for the future of the European railway sector today in Vienna. While traditional and ageing technologies are being gradually, phased out, satellite technology opens up new possibilities for providing a scalable solution for railway positioning and increasing the safety of rail transport. It also supports cost efficiency for rail infrastructure, and promises to become a global success for the exportation of European technologies such as the European Train Control System (ETCS).
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the World ATM Congress in Madrid on 13 March on future cooperation to modernise EU Air Traffic Management by leveraging Galileo and EGNOS.
December 16 marked two years since the launch of Galileo Initial Services. Timed to coincide with this milestone, an ‘Accuracy Matters’ campaign aims to increase public awareness of Galileo’s successes over the past two years and highlight the added value that Galileo brings to the mass market.
Před nadcházejícími Dny otevřených dveří, které se konají v pražském sídle agentury GSA ve dnech 16. a 17. listopadu, uspořádala agentura oficiální prezentaci zprávy o přínosech agentury pro českou ekonomiku, ze které vyplývá, že průměrný roční příspěvek agentury českému hrubému domácímu produktu (HDP) činí přibližně 200 milionů korun.
European Space Week 2018 is coming to Marseille on 3-6 December 2018, with lots to offer everyone that stands to benefit from cutting-edge space-based services in the areas of Smart Cities, Sustainable Land Management, Interconnectivity, Marine and Maritime, Infrastructure Management, and Security and Defence. The four days of Europe’s No. 1 space event will be packed with interactive sessions and live demonstrations of how Europe’s space programmes Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus are tackling societal challenges and supporting business growth and efficiency in everything from transport and agriculture to logistics and sustainability.
The second edition of the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) GNSS User Technology Report has been published and is now available for free download, providing an exhaustive review of all the latest GNSS trends and developments. Since its launch in 2016, the GNSS User Technology Report has become the go-to-source for information on the dynamic, global GNSS technology industry.
Since the launch of Initial Services in December 2016, Galileo has been providing more and more users with global positioning, navigation and timing information. Behind this increase in use is the wide array of Galileo-enabled devices and services that have entered the market – including over 60 smartphone models in the past two years. Furthermore, as of April, all new types of cars sold in the EU must be equipped with Galileo as required by the eCall regulation. Galileo is also being increasingly used in drones to ensure smooth navigation and in Search and Rescue operations to save lives.
Agriculture and Space Day, which is to take place in the garden of the Belgian Natural Science Museum in Brussels from 12:00 to 14:30 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.
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.
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, which takes advantage of the precise positioning offered by European GNSS - EGNOS and Galileo - to quickly alert emergency services in the event of a road accident.