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Thales signs contract to upgrade Europe’s EGNOS

June 9, 2017By

The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a contract with Thales Alenia Space for an upgrade to Europe’s EGNOS satellite navigation augmentation system, which underpins the safety-critical use of satnav across Europe, according to ESA. Designed by ESA and being exploited by Europe’s GNSS Agency (GSA), the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) improves the precision of GPS signals over... read more

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First Galileo open service performance report published

May 25, 2017By

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has published its first Galileo Open Service quarterly performance report. The report, which covers the first three months of 2017, is available online in the GSC Electronic Library, or directly here. Following the Declaration of Initial Services in December 2016, the GSA will publish a new Galileo Initial Services Open Service report after each quarter.... read more

GSA launches 2017 GNSS Market Report

May 15, 2017By

With an in-depth look at market opportunities and trends across eight market segments, the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA’s) annual GNSS Market Report serves as a key resource for navigating the fast-evolving world of satellite navigation technology and GNSS applications. The fifth edition, the 2017 GNSS Market Report, was released May 10 by Carlo des Dorides, executive director for the GSA, at the European Navigation... read more

GSA contracts with Eutelsat on next-gen EGNOS payload

March 29, 2017By

The European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) has selected Eutelsat Communications for the development, integration and operation of the next-generation EGNOS payload on a future Eutelsat satellite. Eutelsat and GSA have concluded a long-term contract valued at €102 million covering the preparation and service provision phases for the EGNOS GEO-3 payload that will be hosted on the Eutelsat 5... read more

Galileo Commercial Service Implementing Decision enters into force

February 15, 2017By

The European Commission and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) confirm that the first generation of Galileo will already provide users with high accuracy and authentication services. Both the commission and GSA have adopted the Galileo Commercial Service Implementing Decision. The Commercial Service will complement the Galileo Open Service by providing an additional navigation signal and added-value services in a different frequency band.... read more

Galileo declares Initial Services

December 15, 2016By

At a Dec. 15 ceremony in Brussels titled “Galileo Goes Live,” two high officials of the European Commission issued the Galileo Initial Services Declaration. The Declaration of Initial Services means that the Galileo satellites and ground infrastructure are now operationally ready. These signals will be highly accurate but not available all the time, since the constellation is not yet complete... read more

Drone project increases accuracy despite obstruction

December 7, 2016By

The second-place winner in this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition aims to improve surveying accuracy in urban canyons or under tree canopies. The project, Drones2GNSS, also took home the Special Prize offered by the European GNSS Agency (GSA). Space Geomatica Ltd.’s Tripolitsiotis Achilles joined with Panagiotis Partsinevelos, SenseLab Research, Technical University of Crete, to develop Drones2GNSS. Drones2GNSS includes a prototype... read more

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EGNOS awarded by aerospace academy

December 5, 2016By

News from the European Space Agency The multi-agency team behind the ESA-designed EGNOS augmentation system — making it possible for European aircraft to safely rely on satnav signals — has received a prestigious award from France’s national aerospace academy. As our region’s own satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS), the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) improves the precision of GPS signals over... read more

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