From construction sites to vineyards, from highways to narrow city streets, or from offshore surveying sites to the skies, satellite navigation signals provide precise positioning and accurate timing essential for users seeking to optimise or secure their operations. The double-digit growth rate of the overall market for satellite navigation over the past decade stands as proof of an extraordinary potential waiting to be harnessed for the benefit of economy, society, and the environment. Realising this potential is precisely what the role of the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is about: overseeing market development activities around Galileo and EGNOS. These two European flagship programmes not only secure Europe’s independence in this crucial domain; they also offer a unique value proposition which could support new or more advanced applications.
Our role is to support EUSPA with the design, implementation and assessment of market development activities. As part of past and ongoing framework contracts, we have been: