Press Releases

19 December 2018

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.

16 November 2018

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.

08 November 2018

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.

24 September 2018

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.

21 September 2018

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.

04 September 2018

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. 


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, 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.

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.

16 May 2018

The Galileo Reference Centre (GRC), the new state-of-the-art performance monitoring hub for the EU’s global satellite navigation system, was officially inaugurated today in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The ceremony was presided by Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen and European GNSS Agency (GSA) Executive Director Carlo des Dorides, among others.

07 December 2017

Pražské sídlo Agentury pro evropský globální družicový navigační systém (GSA) se ve dnech 8. – 9. prosince 2017 již potřetí otevírá pro veřejnost. Bude to první Den otevřených dveří od okamžiku, kdy GSA letos převzala provozní řízení evropského systému Galileo poskytujícího globální družicové navigační služby. Široké veřejnosti se tak nabízí jedinečná příležitost nahlédnout do centra Evropských globálních družicových navigačních systémů (EGNSS) a seznámit se s lidmi, kteří je řídí.