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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

13 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

11 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.
Q3-2020 Galileo Performance Reports are now available!

Q3-2020 Galileo Performance Reports are now available!

17 December 2020
Galileo OS and Enhanced SAR/Galileo Service Performance Reports of the third quarter of 2020 (covering July, August and September) are available under the Electronic Library of the European GNSS Service Centre web portal.
Timing is everything – GNSS and the energy grids of the future

Timing is everything – GNSS and the energy grids of the future

16 December 2020
In the smart energy grids of the future, all energy market participants will communicate with each other, making energy supplies more reactive. This will bring many benefits, including reduced costs, improved efficiency and the seamless integration of the distribution of energy sources, including renewable energy. However, for smart grids to operate successfully they will have to be based on a solid and robust synchronisation infrastructure. This is where GNSS comes in.
Let us have your feedback on Galileo/EGNOS

Let us have your feedback on Galileo/EGNOS – User satisfaction survey launched

15 December 2020
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is launching the 2020 editions of its Galileo User Satisfaction Survey and EGNOS User Satisfaction Survey. These surveys play an important role in the evolution of the EGNSS programmes by feeding users’ needs and requirements into programme development.
Further information on the event of 14th December

Further information on the event of 14th December

15 December 2020
The Galileo system was returned to its nominal state a few hours after the incident which occurred between 00:00 and 06:00 on Monday morning 14 December. This service incident is still under investigation. It is confirmed to be related to an abnormal behaviour of a ground atomic clock in the time determination function of the system. The time synchronisation and orbit determination algorithms immediately flagged the data as MARGINAL (SISA*=NAPA**) before it affected the quality of the measurements.
Galileo nominal service restored

Galileo nominal service restored

14 December 2020
The Galileo Service was affected from Dec 14, 00:00 UTC by an anomaly in the time determination function of the ground segment of the system. This resulted in signals flagged as MARGINAL (SISA=NAPA) for all satellites. During this period, pseudorange errors in excess of nominal performance were experienced by user receivers.
International Civil Aviation Organisation approves new Standards and Recommended Practices putting forth the use of EGNOS and Galileo

International Civil Aviation Organisation approves new Standards and Recommended Practices putting forth the use of EGNOS and Galileo

03 December 2020
Earlier in November, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) approved new Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) paving the way for the development of new Dual Frequency Multi-Constellation Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (DFMC SBAS).
UCP: your chance to shape the future of the EU Space Programme services

UCP: your chance to shape the future of the EU Space Programme services

30 November 2020
The 3rd edition of the User Consultation Platform (UCP) for the European Space Programme will take place on 1-2 December, ahead of European Space Week 2020. This is a unique opportunity for the rapidly expanding community of space tech users to inform the organisations and institutions that oversee the programme of their experience and requirements, helping to shape the future evolution of the system.
GSC is present at European Navigation Conference (ENC) 2020

GSC is present at European Navigation Conference (ENC) 2020

25 November 2020
The current COVID-19 situation has not been stopping the organisation of the European Navigation Conference (ENC) now reaching out globally and taking place online on 23rd and 24th November 2020. The European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) is contributing to this important event to promote its services and to advance the evolutions that are under development, specifically in the frame of the High Accuracy Service (HAS) and the contribution to Authentication.