Signal in Space through the Internet (SISNeT) is name of technology that disseminates accurate navigation data from EGNOS system through the Internet. A new-generation data server which is the main pillar of the services has been developed, as well as the software called SBAS TeACHER who serves as a tool for SBAS messages editing.
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Current topics of climate change and the use of space technology for environmental monitoring will be few of the main topics of the forthcoming International Astronautical Congress (IAC), which after more than 30 years will take place in Prague at the end of September and which will welcome over 2000 world top scientists. The largest national space agencies like NASA, JAXA and Roskosmos will be also present at the event.
ESA has recommended the implementation of 16 projects from the 54 under the Incentive Scheme for Czech workplaces. Czech companies, research institutions and universities will participate in research projects in the area of the ground segment, Earth observation, navigation and especially technological solutions with wider use.
Czech Republic hosted under its presidency of the European Union, the first conference of piloted exploration of the Solar System, which outputs will help to prepare a uniformed position of Europe in this area. Czech Space Office at the conference provided professional support in negotiations of Education Minister Miroslava Kopicová.
GSE Land is a project of Europian satellite monitoring, which is preparing the conditions for the operation of GMES Land Monitoring Core Service. The output map products are based on a combination of satellite imagery and other auxiliary data. The outputs are used for example in agriculture and soil protection or urban planning.
Czech Space Office announced that within the first call for submitting the project designs within the Incentive programme for Czech workplaces Czech companies, universities and research institutions submitted overall 54 projects. The whole budget, the workplaces are running for, is two and a half million EUR.
Aerospace Research and Test Establishment (VZLÚ, a. s.) has concluded a contract with a company “EADS Astrium” to create one testing and three fully flight-capable pieces of microaccelerometers for a ESA’s scientific mission called Swarm. It is the first big equipment-supply contract of a Czech firm for the ESA probes. Apart from the VZLÚ, other fourteen Czech organizations are going to take part.