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Under NAVISP Element 1, ESA awarded  the activity “Pulsar Timescale Demonstration”  to a consortium led by GMV-UK with the support of the University of Manchester and the UK’s National Physical Laboratory. The objective of the activity is to set up  a pulsar-based clock , called “PulChron”. The  system measures the passing of time using millisecond-frequency radio pulses from…
The agenda is now established, find it here. This is the workshop for the successful ESA-programme NAVISP, aimed at fostering Innovation and Competitiveness in the Positioning Navigation and Timing domain.  You will learn about NAVISP opportunities and its current projects as well as meeting industry, delegations and ESA experts for your future initiatives and…
Today, NAVISP Programme Manager was invited to present the Programme at the "Industry Day and Briefing on European Space Agency's Romanian Industry Incentive Scheme Call", organised at the Conference Centre of the National Institute for Aerospace Research in Bucharest.  This was a great opportunity to share the success of the Programme with the local PNT ecosystem and to pave the way for an…
The 2019 Work Plan for Element 1 has been approved. This means that we will soon be able to share with you all the new and exciting Invitation To Tenders that will be published during 2019. We cannot wait to share these with you! Please make sure that your country belongs to the participating states in Element 1 and additionally has not opted out from specific ITTs. More details about the…
Last week the Royal Institute of Navigation arranged the International Navigation Conference. It was held in Bristol, UK and included many of the biggest names, programmes, and companies within the PNT sector, including NAVISP. A dedicated NAVISP stand was in place, attracting a large amount of visitors. Giorgio Solari held a presentation illustrating the opportunities of NAVISP and the…
NAVISP aims at fostering PNT innovation while supporting competitiveness of industry and member states national strategies.  NAVISP portfolio of activities is quite heterogeneous and includes a  mix of ESA-driven and industry-driven initiatives.    Is the NAVISP portfolio complete? Is the Programme meeting the needs of an evolving and highly competitive PNT market?   From now…
Shortly after the German subscription to NAVISP, DLR organized a NAVISP day-workshop at its Headquarters in Bonn.  The workshop was very successful attracting the interest of an audience of 37 German actors of the PNT sector.  The activities of the Work Plans of Element 1 were presented as well the procedures and peculiarities of Element 2 and Element 3 Open Call for Proposals. New…
Pierluigi Mancini, NAVISP Programme Manager with Carlo de Dorides, Executive Director of GSA                            
We are thrilled to announce our biggest winter event: the NAVISP INDUSTRY DAYS!  This is the workshop for the hugely successful ESA-programme NAVISP. It will be taking place on ESTEC in the Netherlands, on the 17 – 18th January 2019.  Save the dates while we prepare the agenda. We encourage you to share this event with everyone interested! 
On September 19th, at last ESA PB-NAV held at ECSAT in UK, NAVISP Member States at unanimity approved the request by Germany to participate in the NAVISP Programme! Germany subscribed to Element 1 and Element 2 of the Programme. Large companies, research institutes, SME and start-ups of the Germany PNT ecosystem are invited to prepare their offers in response to Element 1 Invitations to…