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EUSPA launches Research and Innovation (R&I) consultation on downstream applications

23 November 2021
The EU Agency for the Space Programme, EUSPA, is gathering input from industry and academia to define new funding priorities in view of Horizon Europe. Horizon Europe will establish the Union’s space leadership in markets that best exploit its programme’s differentiators.

EUSPA ready for LEOP ahead of Galileo Launch 11

22 November 2021
We are less than two weeks away from the latest Galileo launch from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guyana. The Galileo Launch 11 is the first of a series of 6 launches (with two satellites per launch), and the EUSPA’s tightly-knit LEOP team is ready for a cooperative EU space mission!

EUSPA launches the OSNMA Public Observation Test Phase

15 November 2021
The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is opening the Galileo Open Service Navigation Message authentication (OSNMA) test Signal in Space (SiS) and access to related products as part of the Public Observation Test Phase. EUSPA is inviting external interested stakeholders to participate in this observation campaign.
Galileo 10th launch anniversary: The day the European Union broke through the GNSS industry

Galileo 10th launch anniversary: The day the European Union broke through the GNSS industry

21 October 2021
On October 21, 2011 Europe took a major step in its space history by launching the first two operational Galileo satellites at 12h30 CET from Kourou, French Guiana. That day the EU came one step closer to having its own Global Navigation Satellite System. A Soyuz rocket carrying the first two Galileo operational satellites.

EUSPA-funded SIA project is nearing its completion with promising results for intelligent railway asset management

15 October 2021
Space based services will help reduce 15% of railway maintenance costs, 25% of maintenance unscheduled events and 15% of derailments associated with the rail-wheel interface. To tackle this challenge, the SIA consortium brings together multidisciplinary and cross sector partners (EGNSS technology providers, research centres, IT companies and railway stakeholders) that will co-design EGNSS solutions truly adapted to the needs of the rail sector.

Mass rescue operation takes place in the Arctic Circle with Galileo SAR at the forefront

13 October 2021
Just 60 nautical miles off Svalbard, in the freezing arctic waters, the second-largest rescue operation was deemed successful thanks to Galileo Search and Rescue capabilities. AMRO 2021 which stands for Arctic Mass Rescue Operation was a full-scale live exercise that took place on Friday 8 October 2021 organized by the Norwegian authorities.

Space opportunities for safer maritime operations in Europe and beyond

01 October 2021
Safety of life at sea and ocean protection have always been a top priority in the maritime sector. EUSPA is developing space services, tailored to the needs of this sector that generate tangible benefits to end users.

Galileo Performance Reports of Q2-2021 are now live!

24 September 2021
Galileo Open Service and Enhanced SAR/Galileo Service Performance Reports of the second quarter of 2021 (covering April, May and June) have just been published in Electronic Library of the European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) web portal.
New infrastructure in Kerguelen Islands, key for the continued Galileo Service Provision

New infrastructure in Kerguelen Islands, key for the continued Galileo Service Provision

22 September 2021
The construction of a new Galileo Sensor Station in the Kerguelen Islands, in the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF), was recently completed. The installation of the infrastructure has now begun and will be followed by integration and testing of the GSS apparatuses, which will continue until May 2022 to ensure its robust functioning in view of the forthcoming Galileo satellites launches.

The Galileo constellation is the new North Star

17 September 2021
The North Star (Polaris) has helped navigation for centuries. Like stars, the Galileo constellation is a set of navigation satellites orbiting the Earth with the objective to provide precise positioning and timing services to the users. Since ancient times humans have been fascinated by stars in the sky. As science advanced, the study of stars helped people to know where they were. Sea navigation played a key part in the development of location technology.