<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/satnav/news/index_en.htm European communities Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:43:16 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[EU-Africa Business Forum: Working together towards sustainable growth and employment]]>

Published : Mon, 31 Mar 2014

To promote sustainable and inclusive growth in both Africa and the EU, European Commission Vice-President, Antonio Tajani, and Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, take part in the 5th EU-Africa Business Forum in Brussels.

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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo Masters Competition 2014 : pre-register now !]]>

Published : Mon, 24 Mar 2014

After the success of the previous editions, the European Satellite navigation Competition (ESNC) 2014 is opening a pre-registration phase.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Successful launch for the EGNOS GEO-2 satellite aboard Ariane 5 !!!]]> Published : Sat, 22 Mar 2014

At 23:04 on March 22nd, 2014, the giant rocket Ariane 5 lifted off from the European Space Port of Kourou, sending to space it payload of satellites, amongst which the ASTRA 5B GEO-2 of carrying the EGNOS payload.

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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EGNOS launch in Kourou delayed by 24 hours because of adverse weather]]>

Published : Fri, 21 Mar 2014

The countdown of Flight VA216 has been delayed 24 hours, for a liftoff on Saturday, March 22 at 19h04 local time (22h04 UTC, 2304 local Belgian time) during a launch window of 58 minutes.

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EGNOS launch from Kourou on Saturday March 22nd : the Ariane rocket is on the launchpad !]]>

Published : Fri, 21 Mar 2014

After yesterday's delay due to strong winds at ground level, the Ariane 5 launcher carrying the EGNOS satellite has left the Final Assembly Building for the launchpad !

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EGNOS launch : go-ahead given for Ariane 5 mission with EGNOS GEO2 payload !!! (© Arianespace)]]>

Published : Thu, 20 Mar 2014

All is in the green for planned launch of EGNOS tomorrow Friday March 21st: Arianespace’s second Ariane 5 flight of 2014 has been approved for its March 21 liftoff following today’s successful launch readiness review, which was performed at the Spaceport in French Guiana.

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Friday's EGNOS launch in Kourou : a look back into the mirror]]>

Published : Thu, 20 Mar 2014

"Une hirondelle ne fait pas le printemps", as the proverb goes in French, but it is on spring day that the Ariane 5 launcher will take the EGNOS GEO2-loaded satellite into space....

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EGNOS launch in Kourou : a nicely wrapped satellite ready to fly away ...]]>

Published : Wed, 19 Mar 2014

On Friday March 21st, a replenishment satellite for the EGNOS Satellite-based augmentation System (SBAS) constellation will be launched from the European Space Port of Kourou.

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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Countdown in sight in Kourou : EGNOS GEO2 in the starting blocks !!]]>

Published : Tue, 18 Mar 2014

On March 21st, a replenishment satellite for the EGNOS service will leave the European SpacePort of Kourou aboard an Ariane 5 launcher. This will ensure a next 15 years of uninterrupted EGNOS service above Europe.

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Listen to the song of Galileo signals and earn your award !]]>

Published : Fri, 14 Mar 2014

To mark the first anniversary of Galileo’s historic first satnav positioning measurement, ESA plans to award certificates to groups who picked up signals from the four satellites in orbit to perform their own fixes.

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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New law to reinforce independence of satellite security system accreditation at the GSA]]> Published : Wed, 12 Mar 2014

The European Commission welcomed the European Parliament vote today in favour of a Commission proposal to grant greater independence for the security accreditation aspect of the EU's satellite navigation programmes, as operated by the EU's GNSS Agency (GSA).

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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ESSP and London Southend Airport sign an EGNOS Working Agreement (© ESSP)]]>

Published : Wed, 19 Feb 2014

From now on, this British ANSP can publish EGNOS-based procedures that will improve safety, accessibility and efficiency to pilots and operators flying to London Southend Airport.

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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[What is inexpensive, home made and listens to space ? IABG's Galileo receiver !!!]]>

Published : Wed, 12 Feb 2014

On Friday, January 31st, Michael Truong-Le, an intern working under supervision of IABG's Drs Stadler and Baumann, achieved the tracking of all four Galileo IOV's long enough to decode full almanac and ephemerides data and to get a position fix.

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Tue, 11 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EGNOS performance report January 2014 available]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Feb 2014

The EC-appointed contractor ESSP is committed to provide full visibility and transparency on the EGNOS services status and performance and is publishing the “EGNOS Performance Report” on a monthly basis.

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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Satellite Navigation Galileo services will start at the end of 2014]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Feb 2014

Galileo, the EU satellite navigation programme (the European "GPS") and Copernicus, the EU Earth monitoring programme, are in decisive phases this year.

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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Validated LPV approach procedures in Tunisia making use of the EGNOS coverage in North Africa (© MEDUSA)]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Feb 2014

Only a few months after partial EGNOS coverage availability in North Africa, the validation flights campaign was carried out with the support of ESSP, the EGNOS Services Provider, which has performed the EGNOS’s feasibility assessment.

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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Europeans think space sector contributes to growth and scientific progress]]>

Published : Tue, 28 Jan 2014

Almost six out of ten Europeans think that space activities contribute to job creation in the EU, that investing in human space exploration can lead to medical progress or that space technologies have a role to play in avoiding threats such as asteroids, comets, and space debris collisions.

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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Satellite Navigation Galileo services will start at the end of 2014]]>

Published : Tue, 28 Jan 2014

Galileo, the EU satellite navigation programme (the European "GPS") and Copernicus, the EU Earth monitoring programme, are in decisive phases this year. With the launch of six additional Galileo satellites, Europeans will soon be able to enjoy their own satellite navigation system.

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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Join the Space App Camp 2014: Apply now !!]]>

Published : Fri, 24 Jan 2014

Innovative developers from Europe with experience in app development are invited to apply for admission to the Space App Camp by 3 March 2014.

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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EGNOS lands in both Sweden and Norway !]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Jan 2014

ESSP (European Satellite Service Provider) has signed an EGNOS working agreement with LFV from Sweden and AVINOR from Norway (© ESSP)

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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:00:00 GMT