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European GNSS Agency (GSA) - (Decentralised Agencies) -> now European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA)

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Ensures that Europe meets its GNSS objectives and that the public benefits from European geostationary navigation overlay systems (EGNOS) and Galileo


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Please also refer to the page of  European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA)


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  • Role: EUSPA manages public interests related to the European Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) programmes EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System) and Galileo, the Earth observation (EO) programme Copernicus, and the European Union Governmental Satellite Communications (GOVSATCOM) programme
  • Executive Director: Rodrigo da Costa
  • Partners: European Commission, European Space Agency (ESA)
  • Set up: 2004
  • Staff: 211
  • Location: Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Website: EUSPA

EUSPA supports the EU's goal of maximising the return on the European Union’s investment in space in terms of:

  • security
  • benefits to users
  • economic growth
  • competitiveness


What it does

EUSPA ensures that Europe meets its GNSS objectives and that the public benefits from European GNSS (EGNOS and Galileo). It also supports the development of applications based on Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus, and coordinates user-related aspects of GOVSATCOM in support of key EU policy goals.

Its specific tasks are:

  • managing EGNOS & Galileo service provision
  • promoting downstream and integrated applications based on Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus
  • engaging the GOVSATCOM user community in shaping the service
  • improving GNSS services & infrastructure

To accomplish this, EUSPA:

  • ensure the safe and secure management of all space components
  • supports research & innovation
  • engages market stakeholders to develop innovative & effective GNSS applications
  • leverages synergies between the space programme components
  • makes sure that Europe’s space-based services are secure, safe & accessible
  • provides in-depth market analysis


Who benefits

There are internal and external target groups.


  • Commission departments
  • EU countries
  • Members of the European Parliament, parliamentary committees & contacts
  • European agencies & bodies serving the transport & space sector
  • Institutional partners in the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems programme


  • Members of the public
  • GNSS-related national institutions in EU countries
  • Businesses involved in GNSS and EO
  • International institutions & organisations relating to GNSS and EO
  • GNSS & EO user application-related media channels
  • National authorities


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European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA)

Website https://www.euspa.europa.eu/

Phone number: +420 234 766 000

Fax number: +32 2 296 72 38

Postal address: Janovskeho 438/2, 170 00 Prague 7, Czechia

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