Monthly Archives: July 2014

Public Consultation on Galileo Open Service Signal In Space ICD

The Galileo Open Service Signal In Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD) contains the publicly available information on the Galileo Signal In Space. It is intended for use by the Galileo Open Service (OS) user community and specifies the interface between the Galileo Space Segment and the Galileo User Segment. Read more…

Smart farming with Galileo and Egnos

The world’s population is expected to grow from almost 7 billion today to over 9 billion by 2050. In order to feed this population, the United Nations says farmers must produce 70 percent more food than they are today.

“To meet this future demand the world’s farmers must increase their agricultural productivity,” said Christian Radons of farm machinery manufacturer CLAAS. “This demand can only be met if we embrace new technologies such as satellite powered precision farming.” Read more…

The EU help Euromed countries to use Galileo and EGNOS services

With the Galileo constellation rapidly taking shape, the European Union has opened lines of communication with countries in North Africa and the Middle East with a view to assisting their governments and businesses to use the satellite services that extend across the Mediterranean. The services available to countries will be Galileo and EGNOS. The EGNOS system corrects typical GNSS errors such as the ionosphere disturbing the signal and slight discrepancies between the clocks to provide highly accurate positioning data and integrity information. Read more…

Signature ESA/EU Delegation Agreements

Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General, and Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director General for Enterprise and Industry at the European Commission, during the signature of the delegation agreement on the deployment phase of the European satellite radionavigation programme Galileo, and the signature of the 4th amendment to the delegation agreement on the further implementation of the European satellite navigation programme EGNOS, at ESA headquarters in Paris, on 16 July 2014.

Signature ESA/EU Delegation Agreements

Signature ESA/EU Delegation Agreements