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When it comes to Galileo and smartphones, it all starts with the chip.

Is Galileo inside your phone?

23 February 2018
With over 30 smartphone models currently on the market being Galileo-enabled – and many more on the way – chances are your phone is already taking advantage of all that Galileo has to offer. But how exactly does it work? Here, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) pulls back the curtain on Galileo functionality in smartphones.  
EGNOS V3 will be more robust, reflecting growth in user numbers and their increasing dependence on EGNOS

Airbus awarded EGNOS V3 contract

20 February 2018
Airbus has been selected as the main contractor to develop EGNOS V3, the next generation of Europe’s Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS). The company was awarded the contract by the European Space Agency (ESA), which manages EGNOS development under a working arrangement signed with the European GNSS Agency (GSA).
The GSC web portal provides a one-stop-shop for Galileo users

GSC portal reaches 1000 registered users

19 February 2018
On Friday 9 February 2018, the web portal of the European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) registered its 1000th user. This is a great achievement for the broader GNSS community and for the European GNSS Programmes (EGNOS and Galileo) in particular.

3rd Call for EGNOS adoption in aviation, want to be part of it?

16 February 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has published a 3rd call for proposals with a view to awarding grants to promote EGNOS operational implementation in aviation. The goal of this activity is wide-scale implementation of EGNOS-based operations throughout European airports and among European airspace users.
Managing supply chain and security (Port of Barcelona) ©@igorovsyannykov

CEN approves CORE specification revision

15 February 2018
To reflect the evolution in EGNOS service provision, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has approved and published a revision of the CWA 16390 specification for the CORE project (Consistently Optimised Resilient Secure Global Supply-Chains) - this technical specification covers the development of products and applications based on services provided by EGNOS.
Thanks to EGNOS, General Aviation pilot Julian Scarfe was able to safely land his 1966 Twin Comanche aircraft.

Experiencing EGNOS – General Aviation

14 February 2018
Just when he thought bad weather was going to force him to turn his light piston twin around and miss giving an important presentation, EGNOS saved the day. General Aviation pilot Julian Scarfe shares his experience of flying with EGNOS. 
Is your phone using Galileo? If so, come visit us in Hall 8, Stand 8.0G17 to get your free ‘I #UseGalileo’ t-shirt.

Are you a Galileo fan? See what’s awaiting you at this year’s MWC!

05 February 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) will be showcasing Galileo-based innovations during the GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC).
The GEO-VISION project increases the situational awareness of emergency services, helping them to save more lives ©GEO-VISION

GEO-VISION solutions help emergency responders to save lives

02 February 2018
The RAIDO and AGILE solutions developed by partners in the project GEO-VISION (GNSS-driven EO and Verifiable Image and Sensor Integration for mission-critical Operational Networks) increase the situational awareness of emergency services and allow first responders to check the integrity of the GNSS signals they receive, increasing the efficiency of the emergency response and helping to save more lives.

European GNSS and Earth Observation: A promising convergence for sustainable development

31 January 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) discusses how using European GNSS (i.e., Galileo and EGNOS) with Copernicus, Europe’s Earth Observation programme, can help the world meet its Sustainable Development Goals as set out by the United Nations.
The satellites are currently in the correct orbit and are drifting to their final slots

Galileo quartet – what stage are the satellites at now?

30 January 2018
Six weeks ago, four new Galileo satellites were successfully launched from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. A lot has happened since then, as the satellites move towards their final orbit and prepare for the first transmission of navigation signals.