TAG: Galileo

ESA communication team hands off responsibility to GSA

July 18, 2017By

After four years of work, the European Space Agency (ESA) team tasked with keeping the world informed on the status of the Galileo satellite navigation system has formally passed on its responsibility to a European Union agency. This shift is part of a wider transfer of responsibilities, as this month see the official handover of the running of the Galileo... read more

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Trimble launches VRS Now correction service in France

June 27, 2017By

The Trimble VRS Now GNSS correction service is now available in France. The service is designed for a variety of geospatial and construction applications including surveying, cadastral, land administration, and urban and rural construction that would benefit from easy access to high-accuracy, centimeter-level positioning. Trimble also now provides Galileo support for VRS Now. Powered by the Trimble Pivot Platform, VRS Now in... read more

Contract signed with OHB, SSTL for eight more Galileo satellites

June 24, 2017By

UK’s SSTL to build third batch of Galileo navigation payloads News from the European Space Agency Europe’s Galileo navigation constellation will gain an additional eight satellites, bringing it to completion, thanks to a contract signed at the Paris Air and Space Show. The contract to build and test another eight Galileo satellites was awarded to a consortium led by prime... read more

Galileo satellite team wins European Inventor Award

June 16, 2017By

The invisible signals that Europe’s Galileo satellites are beaming down to the world are officially award-winning: the team behind their design has won the European Inventor Award, run by the European Patent Office, reports the European Space Agency. The 12th European Inventor Award (Research) was given at a special ceremony on 15 June at the Arsenale di Venezia in Venice,... read more

Project to advance multi-GNSS development uses Spirent test systems

June 15, 2017By

Spirent Communications’ testing systems are being used by the European Union TREASURE project (Training, REsearch and Applications network to Support the Ultimate Real-time high-accuracy EGNSS). The aim of the four-year project is to provide instantaneous and high-accuracy positioning anywhere in the world, exploiting different satellite systems operating together to provide users with positional accuracy of a few centimeters. By 2020... read more

Two more satellites join Galileo constellation

June 8, 2017By

Two further satellites have formally become part of Europe’s Galileo satnav system, broadcasting timing and navigation signals worldwide while also picking up distress calls across the planet, reported the European Space Agency. These are the 15th and 16th satellites to join the network, two of the four Galileos that were launched together by Ariane 5 on Nov. 17, 2016, and... read more

Galileo provides healthy signals 97.33 percent of the time

June 5, 2017By

Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system has undergone its first performance report since it started work at the end of last year, and it passed with flying colors, said the European Space Agency. The European GNSS Agency, GSA, through its GNSS Service Centre, has published the first of its regular quarterly performance reports on Galileo. This European GNSS (Galileo) Initial Services... read more

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Galileo signal team nominated for invention award

June 2, 2017By

The engineering team behind the signal technology underpinning Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system has reached the final of this year’s European Inventor Award, run by the European Patent Office, reported the European Space Agency. The team is led by Spanish engineer José Ángel Ávila Rodríguez — now part of ESA’s Galileo team — and his French colleague Laurent Lestarquit from France’s... read more