News from ESA

  • 13 April 2018
    Radio astronomers and satellite navigation engineers are focusing their attention on the same point of the sky, looking into methods of improving both satnav accuracy and radio astronomy.
  • 06 April 2018
    This year’s ESA–Joint Research Centre International Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite Systems is taking place in July, in the spa resort of Loipersdorf, Austria. The 10-day course will cover all aspects of satellite navigation, up to and including the development of a potential satnav-based business. Participants will receive a full-spectrum overview of satellite navigation, starting from the theoretical basis of Global Navigation Satellite Systems, their signals and processing by receivers, and how the final ‘position–navigation–time’ solution is worked out. On the practical side, exercises will include receiving signals from Galileo and its fellow satnav systems.
  • 28 March 2018
    Galileo’s initial services have been running for more than 15 months now: signals from the satellites in space are routinely serving users all across the world. The functioning of Galileo is dependent on a global network of ground stations, its current extent shown in the map here.
  • 29 January 2018
    With Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system is only one launch away from full global coverage,  representatives of European industry gathered at ESA’s centre in the Netherlands to discuss the transition towards the future Galileo Second Generation.