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Public Consultation on Galileo Open Service Signal In Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD)

Policy Field

Enterprise, Industrial competitiveness, Space, Satellite Navigation, GALILEO, EGNOS

Target group(s)

Satellite navigation receiver manufacturers, laboratories, application developers, regulatory authorities, government agencies, Galileo Open Service users

Period of consultation

From 30/06/2014 to 22/09/2014 This consultation is now closed

Objective of the consultation

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.

Issue 1 of the document was published in February 2010 and updated as revision 1 in September 2010.

A new draft version of the document, issue 1, revision 2 has been published by the European Commission (EC) on 30/06/2014.
This new version can be downloaded from this page, under section "Reference Documents".
It contains revision side bars to highlight areas of the document that have been modified.

The European Commission has decided to launch this open public consultation process in order to improve and consolidate the current draft document and to ensure that any further development of the Galileo OS SIS ICD takes into account the views of GNSS key stakeholders.

The public consultation process provides stakeholders with an opportunity to improve the quality and clarity of the document and to suggest new elements to be included in future versions, e.g. inclusion of multi-GNSS products and services.

This will contribute towards a smooth and rapid rollout of Galileo equipment and applications, and the earliest possible delivery of user benefits.

How to submit your contribution

You are invited to fill in the online questionnaire, which is available below.

Please submit your response to this public consultation at the latest by September 22nd, 2014.

In case you have any queries on the process, kindly address these to the email address in the contacts table below.

It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

In the interests of transparency, organisations (including, for example, NGOs, trade associations and commercial enterprises) are invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Transparency Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct.
  • If you are a Registered organisation, please indicate the name and address of your organisation and your Register ID number on the first page of your contribution. Your contribution will then be considered as representing the views of your organisation.
  • If your organisation is not registered, you have the opportunity to Register now .
    Then return to this page to submit your contribution as a Registered organisation.
  • Responses from organisations not registered will be published separately.

The Commission asks organisations who wish to submit comments in the context of public consultations to provide the Commission and the public at large with information about whom and what they represent. If an organisation decides not to provide this information, it is the Commission's stated policy to list the contribution as part of the individual contributions. (Consultation Standards, see COM (2002) 704, and Communication on ETI Follow-up, see COM (2007) 127 of 21/03/2007).

Consultation form

Contact details

responsible serviceEuropean Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry,
Unit H1, Galileo and EGNOS – Programme Management
postal addressEuropean Commission, BREY 07/173 B-1049 Brussels

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Results of consultation and next steps

All received contributions will be published on the website of DG Enterprise as well as a summary report with an overview of the received contributions.

Based on the information gathered through the public consultation, the Commission will consolidate the draft OS SIS ICD document and will publish the new version as an official release.

Reference documents

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