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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:

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)

European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA)
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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