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Professor Vidal Ashkenazi, who in 2003 helped lay the groundwork for what would become Galileo, was recently named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his service to science.

Vidal Ashkenazi, one of the ‘Fathers’ of Galileo, named Officer of the Order of the British Empire

16 January 2017
Professor Vidal Ashkenazi, who in 2003 helped lay the groundwork for what would become Galileo, was recently named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his service to science.

Use Galileo today!

05 January 2017
With last month’s Declaration of Galileo Initial Services, anyone with a mass-market device containing a Galileo-enabled chipset, such as a smartphone or a vehicle navigation device, can be guided using the positioning, navigation and timing information provided by Galileo’s global satellite constellation.

Europe’s aviation community enthusiastic about EGNOS adoption

22 December 2016
In addition to hosting the 11th meeting of the RNAV Approach implementation Support Group (RAiSG 11) at its Prague headquarters, the GSA and Eurocontrol also organised a meeting dedicated to highlighting the many aviation-related projects that it oversees. 

GSA Signs Galileo Service Operator Contract

16 December 2016
Following a lengthy and complex tendering process that started in January 2015, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) awarded the Galileo Service Operator (GSOp) contract, with a value of up to EUR 1.5 billion, to Spaceopal at a special event in Brussels. Spaceopal is a joint venture between the German Aerospace Agency (DLR) and Italy’s Telespazio.

GSA welcomes EUROCAE Working Group to Prague Headquarters

08 December 2016
The 42nd meeting of the European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE) Working Group 62 (WG-62) was hosted by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) at its Prague Headquarters from 28 – 30 November.

GSA celebrates four years in Prague

07 December 2016
The 2016 GSA Open Days was a chance for the public to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Galileo and EGNOS space programmes.

Galileo Reference Centre breaks ground in the Netherlands

05 December 2016
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) helps lay the ceremonial first brick to officially commence construction on the Galileo Reference Centre (GRC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. With the laying of the ceremonial first brick, the construction of the Galileo Reference Centre (GRC) has officially commenced. The First Brick Ceremony, a Dutch ground breaking tradition, was held 24 November in Noordwijk, the future home of the GRC.

EGNOS earns new distinction

02 December 2016
France’s Air and Space Academy recognises EGNOS for its significant contribution to European space.

GNSS mobile apps: using Nougat to access raw GNSS measurements

01 December 2016
The ability to access raw GNSS measurements opens up a range of opportunities for mobile app developers, but how do you access the data? During the first European GNSS Agency (GSA) Galileo Hackathon at the WhereCamp ‘unconference’ in Berlin Dr Lukasz Bonenberg from the University of Nottingham explained how app-developers can access raw GNSS measurements on smartphones via the latest release of the Android operating system.

GNSS mobile apps: Data outputs and Galileo

29 November 2016
With more signals and better accuracy, Galileo is an invaluable resource for mobile developers working on precise positioning applications. During the first Galileo Hackathon at the WhereCamp in Berlin, experts from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) shared how Galileo is boosting accuracy and making positioning applications more precise.