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SAR beacons save 7 lives every day around the world.

GSA congratulates Search and Rescue teams on #406Day2021

06 April 2021
Beacon Awareness Day (#406Day) on April 6 is an opportunity to celebrate the amazing work carried out by Search and Rescue teams around the world that risk their lives on a daily basis to save people in distress. It also aims to remind the owners of Search and Rescue beacons the need to register their beacon and test them in a regular basis, in particular for what concerns their batteries and, for those already registered, to update their Cospas-Sarsat contact details.
Both the Open Service and the Enhanced SAR/Galileo Service performance figures generally exceed the MPL targets in Q4-2020.

Galileo Performance Reports of Q4-2020 available for download!

24 March 2021
Galileo Open Service and Enhanced SAR/Galileo Service Performance Reports of the fourth quarter of 2020 (covering October, November and December 2020) are available under the Electronic Library of the European GNSS Service Centre web portal.  
Thanks to Galileo, an accurate position of the cattle is achieved

Ixoriguè: the solution for livestock management integrating Galileo and Copernicus

18 March 2021
The processing of the Galileo signal in a multi-constellation environment is providing important benefits and opportunities for precision farming, enhancing the performance of livestock and increasing the achieved accuracy in difficult mountain environments. A Spanish company, Ixoriguè, has integrated Galileo in its positioning solution as part of a combined product for livestock management.
GSA publishes High Accuracy Service information update

GSA publishes High Accuracy Service information update

16 March 2021
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) together with the European Commission have published an Information Note on the Galileo High Accuracy Service, providing an overview of the main characteristics of the service, along with information on features such as service levels, target performance, an implementation roadmap, and an overview of the target markets for the service. You can download the Information Note here.
The standard is targeted at service providers and users of the Galileo Return Link Service.

Standard published for remote activation of aircraft distress tracking beacons using the Search and Rescue (SAR) Return Link Service as offered by Galileo

11 March 2021
The EUROCAE “ED-277 - Minimum Aviation System Performance Standard for Aircraft Emergency Locator Transmitter Remote Command Via Return Link Service”  has been published and is available. It describes the characteristics of remote command via the Return Link Service for Emergency Locator Transmitter Distress Tracking  - ELT(DT) - in particular for remote beacon activation and deactivation. Today, only Galileo provides Return Link capability.
The Galileo Performance Workshop 2021 provided an in-depth analysis of Galileo’s performance.

Galileo Performance Workshop 2021: The highlights

11 March 2021
The European GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System Agency (GSA) organised an online workshop on 3 March to provide an in-depth analysis of the performance of Galileo and show how this performance is evaluated and how it is crucial for service provision in every user application.
The manoeuvre was conducted following receipt of a collision risk alert from EUSST.

Galileo satellite performs collision avoidance manoeuvre

10 March 2021
Under the management of the European GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System Agency (GSA), a collision avoidance manoeuvre for satellite GSAT0219 was performed over the past weekend. This manoeuvre was conducted following a collision risk alert received from EU Space Surveillance and Tracking (EUSST).
OSNMA test signals are being broadcast by the Galileo constellation

Tests of Galileo OSNMA underway

11 February 2021
Galileo has started testing Open Service Navigation Message Authentication (OSNMA) in the signal-in-space, allowing the first-ever OSNMA-protected position fix to be successfully computed. Testing will continue over the next months, ahead of a so-called “public observation” phase. This is the first-ever transmission of authentication features in open GNSS signals of a global navigation system.
Test measurement in Stockholm 2016

Galileo in the permanent CORS network in Sweden: a success story

09 February 2021
SWEPOS is the CORS network for satellite positioning in Sweden. From the introduction of Galileo in its service in 2018, the network users have observed higher availability and better performances, especially when using a high cut off angle or in harsh environments. Connections to SWEPOS network have increased rapidly, and the number of Galileo users in the region continues to grow.
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.