E.g., 03/02/2021
E.g., 03/02/2021
The workshop will gather GSA and Member States representatives and is open to anyone interested in GNSS.

Galileo Workshop 2021: All you need to know about the performance of Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System

01 February 2021
The Galileo Performance Workshop 2021 led by the European GNSS Agency will offer an in-depth analysis of the performance of Galileo and how it is evaluated for users.
Putting cutting-edge Galileo-based solutions in the spotlight.

Entrepreneurship Day to showcase the most innovative Galileo-based solutions

27 January 2021
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is hosting a virtual Entrepreneurship Day on 2 March to showcase the most innovative Galileo-based solutions delivering cutting-edge services across a range of application areas. At the event, the finalists of MyGalileoSolution and MyGalileoDrone competitions will pitch in front of investors and venture capitalists, demonstrating novel drone solutions, enhanced human and Internet of Things ideas, and innovative mobile applications. Interested to know what next-generation space apps look like? Register here.
The first Galileo-enabled PLB featuring the Return Link Service is available in 18 European countries

Happy birthday Galileo Search And Rescue (SAR) Return Link Service!

25 January 2021
A year after declared operational, the Galileo Return Link Service has been exceeding the performance levels committed in the SAR/Galileo Service Definition Document. With the recent upgrade in its European ground facilities, Galileo SAR is leading the way as an important component of the International Cospas-Sarsat Programme.
From Prague to Madrid, GNSS is supporting the smart transport solutions of the future.

Prague starts testing GNSS solution to improve road transport

21 January 2021
As cities strive to make their transport systems more efficient and user-friendly, they are increasingly turning to GNSS-based solutions. The Czech capital Prague, which has already leveraged GNSS to modernise its tram fleet, is now turning to a Galileo-enabled solution to improve drivers’ experience in the city’s road tunnels.
Space synergies will deliver on key EU policies, from the economy to the environment

Space synergies key for EUSPA

18 January 2021
One of the main motivations behind the creation of the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is to generate synergies between the different components of the EU Space Programme, particularly navigation, Earth observation and secure communications, according to European GNSS Agency (GSA) Executive Director Rodrigo da Costa.
The IPS anticipates any degradation of performance, allowing operators to put in place mitigation measures in good time.

New EC service monitors ionosphere for GNSS users

14 January 2021
Ionospheric effects can be a major source of disruption to GNSS signals, so it is important to be able to predict and compensate for these disturbances. With this in mind, the European Commission-funded Galileo Ionosphere Prediction Service (IPS) monitors ionospheric activity and informs GNSS users in good time of an upcoming event that could disrupt GNSS signals and applications.
The updated OS SIS ICD is available for download on the GSC website.

Updated Galileo OS SIS ICD now available

12 January 2021
We are pleased to announce the release of the new Galileo Open Service Signal in Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD v2.0). This second issue of the document is available for download in the Programme Reference Documents section of the European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) web portal.
Triumph-LS Plus obtains stable excellent RTK result in challenging environment using all Galileo signals

Users benefitting from Galileo accuracy in latest Javad receivers

11 January 2021
Users in the surveying community, among others, are benefiting from Galileo accuracy in the latest GNSS receivers from Javad, which are able to track all available Galileo signals. Thanks to the increased resistance to multipath and advanced signal design, Galileo capability makes the receivers particularly suitable for work in challenging environments.
The contest targets location-based solutions leveraging Galileo for positioning, navigation and/or timing

#MyGalileoSolution projects selected for acceleration

06 January 2021
We have kept you waiting long enough! The projects selected for acceleration in Track 1 and Track 2 of the #MyGalileoSolution competition have been confirmed. The 30 Track 1 projects and the 20 selected for Track 2 were chosen from over 200 applications and will share the almost EUR 1.5-million prize pool.
 GSA Executive Director Rodrigo da Costa

End-of-year message from GSA Executive Director Rodrigo da Costa

23 December 2020
2020 has been a challenging year, yet thanks to the dedication of the GSA team and our cooperation with the European Commission, ESA, Member States, industry (upstream and downstream) and with our colleagues and stakeholders throughout Europe, we have managed to continue to deliver secure EGNOS and Galileo services to an increasing number of users around the globe.

GSA launches call for Venture Capitalists

22 December 2020
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has launched a call for expressions of interest to set up a database of Venture Capital Entities (VCs) interested in investing in European innovative companies working in the downstream space domain. The goal is to allow start-ups and SMEs in the downstream space segment to connect with investors that may be interested in their products.
Over 300 participants from 100 countries took part in this year’s EUSW

Space community gathers online to make EUSW a success

22 December 2020
Stakeholders from around Europe and the world gathered online on 7-12 December to attend this year’s edition of European Space Week. Despite the constraints put in place by the Coronavirus pandemic, the event was a great success, with over 3000 participants involved in the discussions, plenaries, consultation platforms and award ceremonies that took place during the week.
EUSW Investors Forum brought innovative space start-ups together with investors

Next generation EU Space apps pitching at EUSW Investors Forum

21 December 2020
One of the highlights of Day 3 of European Space Week was the Investors Forum, which brought start-ups/SMEs from a wide range of business backgrounds together with investors interested in innovative EU space technology. In total, 10 start-ups presented their ideas to the panel of investors.

The Galileo Search and Rescue ground facilities are now upgraded for MEOSAR Full Operational Capability performance

18 December 2020
The latest upgrades carried out on the SAR/Galileo Local User Terminals of Spain, Cyprus and Norway, earlier in the summer are helping the International COSPAS-SARSAT Programme transition towards MEOSAR completion.
Horizon Europe will bring additional investment to the downstream space sector

EU investment is key to a vibrant downstream space market

17 December 2020
A session on Horizon 2020 success stories, held on the final day of European Space Week, highlighted some of the innovative projects that took advantage of EU H2020 funding to develop ideas leveraging Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus, or synergies between the programmes, to produce products for the market. The session included some valuable advice for anyone thinking about applying for funding.


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