<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/space/news/index_en.htm European communities Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:41:50 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[COSME: Agreement signed which will boost funding opportunities for SMEs ]]>

Published : Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe will soon have access to up to € 25 bn of additional finance, as a result of an agreement signed today between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF).

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission announces €100 million Fast Track to Innovation and five innovation prizes ]]> Published : Tue, 22 Jul 2014

On 22 July 2014 the European Commission presented details of a new €100 million "Fast Track to Innovation" (FTI) pilot action and five innovation prizes under Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion research and innovation programme.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo releases the new draft version of the Open Service Signal In Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD)]]>

Published : Mon, 30 Jun 2014

The new draft version of the Galileo Open Service Signal In Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD) has been released today under the form of a public consultation.

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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[LET’S EMBRACE SPACE events on 15-17 in September 2014 in Rome, Italy]]>

Published : Fri, 27 Jun 2014

The European Commission is organising two international high-level space research events that will take place from 15 to 17 September 2014 in Rome, Italy. Do not miss these excellent opportunities to learn more about the results of some of the space projects supported by the 7th Framework Programme for Research [...]

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[First Signal-In-Space tests of the Galileo Commercial Service Demonstrator]]>

Published : Fri, 27 Jun 2014

On June 17th, the transmission by the available IOV Galileo satellites of data external to the Galileo system was successfully demonstrated.

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ESA awards QSL cards for independent Galileo position fixes around the world]]>

Published : Mon, 23 Jun 2014

Acting on a suggestion of the European Commission, ESA invited independent signal-receivers from all over the world to submit a proof of their fixes

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Copernicus contributes to the safety of football fans in Brazil]]>

Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

Copernicus, the EU’s Earth Observation programme, is contributing to the safety of football fans during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil, enabling EU Member States to be prepared for evacuation operations should an emergency occur during one of the matches.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU enhances commercial access to Earth observation data]]>

Published : Tue, 17 Jun 2014

Businesses and research institutions will soon have more reliable access to commercial earth observation satellite data, according to a proposal presented by the European Commission in Brussels.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Space expo in Prague]]>

Published : Tue, 10 Jun 2014

The European Space Expo is in Prague, Czech Republic from 7-15 June.

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Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Copernicus enables early action during Balkans Floods]]>

Published : Fri, 23 May 2014

To speed up the production of maps of the impact of the extensive floods in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Croatia, the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) used the alert sent by the European Flood Awareness System (EFAS).

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Thu, 22 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Satellites never stop : apprentices sought for SatNav Summer School (© ESA)]]>

Published : Thu, 22 May 2014

The course, organized in Ostrava (CZ) by ESA International Summer School, is open to graduate students, PhDs and postdoctoral researchers, as well as young engineers and academics working within industry or agencies, aged 35 or younger, and will cover all aspects of satellite navigation, up to and including the creation [...]

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Wed, 21 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Earth observation: Sentinel-1A first images underline societal benefits of Copernicus]]>

Published : Thu, 08 May 2014

Today the European Commission and the European Space Agency have published some of the first high quality images delivered by Sentinel-1A launched on 3 April 2014.

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Wed, 07 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SAVE THE DATE: Visit the Galileo stand on Saturday May 17th, 2014 !]]>

Published : Wed, 07 May 2014

In the context of the Open Door Days of the European Institutions on Saturday May 17th, the Galileo Satellite Navigation Team will be delighted to welcome you on its stand in the Atrium of the Council of the European Union, rue de la Loi, 175 in Brussels.

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Tue, 06 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[First radar vision for Copernicus]]>

Published : Wed, 16 Apr 2014

Launched on 3 April, ESA’s Sentinel-1A satellite has already delivered its first radar images of Earth.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission calls for tough standards to regulate civil drones]]> Published : Tue, 08 Apr 2014

The European Commission has proposed to set tough new standards to regulate the operations of civil drones (remotely piloted aircrafts, RPAS).

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Earth observation: Copernicus satellite lifts off successfully]]>

Published : Fri, 04 Apr 2014

Today’s successful launch marks a major milestone for EU’s Earth observation programme Copernicus.

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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Avoiding costly space crashes: European Parliament approves space surveillance and tracking programme]]>

Published : Thu, 03 Apr 2014

The growing number of satellites and amounts of debris in the space surrounding our planet makes the risk of collision a serious threat to the sustainable operation of EU space infrastructure.

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Earth observation: Copernicus satellite ready for launch]]>

Published : Thu, 03 Apr 2014

The European Commission is looking forward to the launch of Sentinel 1A, the first satellite dedicated to Copernicus, today from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Lift off is scheduled for 23:02 Brussels time.

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![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