European GNSS Agency

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European GNSS Agency
European GNSS Agency logo.svg
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GSA Headquarters in Prague
European GNSS Agency is located in European Union
Prague
Prague
European GNSS Agency (European Union)
Formation 12 July 2004 (ratified)
2004 (established)
Location
Director
Carlo des Dorides
Legal authority
Council Regulation No 1321/2004
Website gsa.europa.eu

The European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (European GNSS Agency; GSA; formerly European GNSS Supervisory Authority) is the agency of the European Union (EU) that aims to ensure that essential public interests are properly defended and represented in connection with satellite navigation programmes of the union: Galileo and European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS). The aim of the former is provide a modern European alternative to the established American system, GPS. Established in 2004 and based in Prague, Czech Republic since 1st September 2012, the agency is responsible for managing and monitoring the use of the program funds. It will help the European Commission deal with any matters relating to satellite radio-navigation.

In June 2018, the European Commission proposed that the agency be transformed into an EU Agency for the Space Programme, with oversight of Space Situational Awareness[1].

External links

  • Official website
  • Address and map

References

  1. ^ Questions and Answers on the new EU Space Programme, European Commission Press Release Database.
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