ESA joins with business to invent the future of navigation 08 March 2019 The only thing more remarkable than how all of us are walking around with space-grade navigation capability and atomic clock timing precision in our pockets is how much we take all of this for granted. Satellite navigation has changed our lives, trigg...
Four new Galileos join Europe’s largest satellite constellation07 February 2019
Four new Galileos join Europe’s largest satellite constellation07 February 2019 The latest four Galileo satellites have been given the green light to begin working alongside the rest of Europe’s satellite navigation fleet, giving a further boost to worldwide Galileo service quality.
Kite-blown Antarctic explorers make most southerly Galileo positioning fix 04 February 2019 A kite-blown science expedition to the interior of Antarctica has made the most southerly positioning fixes yet made with Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system.
NAVISP fostering technologies for Europe’s new age of navigation31 January 2019 At ESA, the field of navigation covers more than just Galileo and satnav-sharpening EGNOS. More than a hundred European experts attended the inaugural NAVISP workshop at ESA’s technical heart, to discuss current R&D on a huge range of navigation-r...
ESA sets clock by distant spinning stars24 December 2018
ESA sets clock by distant spinning stars24 December 2018 ESA’s technical centre in the Netherlands has begun running a pulsar-based clock. The ‘PulChron’ system measures the passing of time using millisecond-frequency radio pulses from multiple fast-spinning neutron stars.
Galileo set to grow with global system update21 December 2018
Galileo set to grow with global system update21 December 2018 Having completed all necessary qualification testing, ESA has received the green light to upgrade the global infrastructure running Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system. The resulting migration, set to start in February 2019, will incorporate...