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Rokubun: Building Galileo Solutions for Agriculture

16 April 2021

The introduction of Galileo signal in solutions that rely on positioning is proving great benefits and new opportunities for the industry, thanks to its enhanced performance and increased accuracy. Rokubun experience is a good example of how Galileo can bring significant benefits to precision agriculture by adding a constellation on top of the traditional GPS and GLONASS, increasing the number of satellites in view, thus allowing accurate drone photogrammetry operations in areas with poor satellite coverage, such as closed valleys or fields that are on the edges of forests.
Smartphone users put their trust in Galileo with 2 billion Galileo-enabled devices sold.

14 April 2021

The Galileo programme has reached an important milestone, with an estimated 2 billion Galileo-enabled smartphones sold until today. This is an incredible achievement, when we think that the first Galileo-enabled smartphone only hit the market in 2016, and shows that the market has been quick to trust and embrace the advantages that Galileo offers.
GSA congratulates Search and Rescue teams on #406Day2021

6 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.
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.
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

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.
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.
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.
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).
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.