Monthly Archives: February 2014

Galileo is successful

The in-orbit validation (IOV) of Galileo has been achieved: Europe now has the operational nucleus of its own satellite navigation constellation in place, the world’s first civil-owned and operated satnav system.

In 2011 and 2012 the first four satellites were launched into orbit. These satellites were combined with a growing global ground infrastructure to allow the project to undergo its crucial IOV phase. Read more…

Farming By Satellite, GSA Initiative

Are you a student or young farmer in Europe or Africa with an idea for using satellite technology in agriculture to improve production and efficiency and reduce environmental impact?

If so, register your idea for the €13,000 Farming by Satellite Prize. The prize is an initiative of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and is aimed at promoting the use of satellite navigation in agriculture and its benefits to end users. Registrations must be received by 28 February 2014. Read more…

Ideas for Galileo PRS

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is inviting European industries and Member State Competent Public Regulated Service (PRS) Authorities to share their views and ideas in support of the adoption of the PRS. In particular, industries with potential interests and capabilities to support the development of such Galileo PRS user segment technologies as receivers, security modules, dedicated infrastructure, market enablers, etc., are encouraged to join the discussion.


The GSA is seeking your input in drafting a roadmap for developing the necessary secure technologies. It is expected that industry will provide additional inputs and ideas for exploration during the Horizon 2020 period, which will be used in planning long-term activities in support of PRS adoption, with a focus on market preparation. Read more…

Horizon 2020 – Applications In Satellite Navigation

The first Horizon 2020 (H2020) call for Applications in Satellite Navigation is officially open. With a budget of EUR 38 million for the 2014 call, the deadline for submitting proposals is 3 April 2014.

Horizon 2020 - Applications in Satellite Navigation

It is dedicated to provide opportunities for the development of applications for use with EGNOS and Galileo Early Services. The overall budget for the period 2014-2020 is EUR 70 billion. The programme’s objective is to facilitate the creation of innovative applications, products, feasibility studies and market tests that can have a substantial impact on the European innovation know-how and economy. Read more…