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HAS is now operational
24 Jan 2023

The Galileo High Accuracy Service (HAS) is now operational offering…

Galileo OSNMA SIS ICD
21 Dec 2022

The Galileo OSNMA SIS ICD and the Galileo OSNMA Receiver Guidelines have…

New version of the OSNMA Receiver Guidelines is released
16 Nov 2022

The new version of the OSNMA Receiver Guidelines for the Test Phase…

ESA to invite companies to connect with the Moon

 Space companies in Europe that could create telecommunications and navigation services for missions to the Moon will be invited to bid for the work, following the completion of two feasibility studies.

Even safer satnav for aircraft: upgraded EGNOS on the way

Making satellite navigation sufficiently accurate by improving its integrity for aircraft to rely on, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System, EGNOS, is today employed by hundreds of airports across our continent, guiding airliners down through all weathers to the point where pilots gain sight of runways to initiate landing. Now an upgraded version of the system, EGNOS v3, has passed its Critical Design Review – putting it on track to enter service by the second part of the decade.

ESA Navigation portfolio expanded and diversified by Ministerial Council

ESA’s Directorate of Navigation was pledged a total of €351 million by the Agency’s Member States during this week’s ESA Council at Ministerial Level on November 22 and 23. With this funding boost ESA sees its leading role in satellite navigation strengthened with a new programme FutureNAV, the continuation of its innovation programme NAVISP, and the kick-off of the Moonlight initiative for lunar telecommunications and navigation coverage.

Navigating the sea from space with innovative technologies

Shipping is the most energy efficient form of transport, and more than 80% of goods traded globally are carried via the oceans, with a doubling in volume during the last quarter of a century. Recognising the global need for seamless maritime navigation, ESA’s Navigation Innovation and Support Programme, NAVISP – inventing the future of navigation with more than 200 R&D projects initiated to date – is therefore focused not only on the land but also the sea.