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  • GENESIS of a new Earth: join ESA’s Earth measurement mission
    on March 31, 2023 at 11:41 am

    The idea behind ESA’s GENESIS mission is simple: a fixed framework is needed to chart the relative positions of locations across our planet, and satellites in orbit serve as the foundation of this framework. Fix a satellite’s own position in space accurately enough and you can measure Earth […]

  • First ever ESA Academy Navigation Training Course!
    on March 24, 2023 at 3:13 pm

    For the first time ever, ESA Academy is opening a call for university students to apply for the pilot edition of the Navigation Training Course, to be held from 26 to 30 June 2023 at ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Facility in ESEC-Galaxia, Belgium. This Training Course has been developed by […]

  • Galileo: no way without time
    on March 10, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    Europe’s Galileo is the world’s most precise satellite navigation system, providing metre-level accuracy and very precise timing to its four billion users. An essential ingredient to ensure this stays the case are the atomic clocks aboard each satellite, delivering pinpoint timekeeping that is […]

  • Galileo on the ground – infographic
    on March 10, 2023 at 12:56 pm

    Image: Galileo on the ground – infographic

  • Galileo saving lives – infographic
    on March 9, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    Image: Galileo saving lives – infographic

  • How does Galileo help other space missions?
    on March 9, 2023 at 11:30 am

    In 2023 satnav receivers are everywhere: in our phones, our cars, and drones, in fixed infrastructure, aboard boats, trains and aircraft. They are also in space: more than 95% of all the satellites in low-Earth orbit carry satnav receivers to calculate their position. The additional signals from […]

  • Galileo in space – infographic
    on March 8, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    Image: Galileo in space – infographic

  • Navigation Lab exploring Galileo’s future – and beyond
    on March 8, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    Would you like to know the future of satellite navigation? Try ESA’s Navigation Laboratory. This is a site where navigation engineers test prototypes of tomorrow’s user receivers, using simulated versions of the navigation signals planned for the coming decade, such as set to be transmitted […]

  • Galileo, how you’ve grown
    on March 7, 2023 at 9:59 am

    Today Galileo is the world’s most precise satellite navigation system, delivering metre-level accuracy, and if you are a modern smartphone owner then you – like nearly four billion others around the world – are among its users. This week we are celebrating that almost exactly a decade ago, on […]

  • How Galileo works – infographic
    on March 6, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    Image: How Galileo works – infographic