European Space Agency

ESA is an international organisation which was formed out of the European Space Research Organisation (ESRO) and the European Launchers Development Organization. The basic act of ESA is the Convention for the establishment of a European Space Agency, signed on 30th May 1975, in Paris. The purpose of the Agency shall be to provide for and to promote, for exclusively peaceful purposes, cooperation among European States in space research and technology and their space applications, with a view to their being used for scientific purposes and for operational space applications systems.

More information about ESA can be found here.

GSA – European GNSS Agency

EU Regulatory Authority GSA (European GNSS Agency) is responsible for all public concerns about the European GNSS Programmes.

The GSA’s strategic goals include achieving a fully operational Galileo system. Main task of GSA is to defend the public interest, act as a regulatory body for the European Satellite Navigation (GNSS) and lay the foundations for sustainable and economically viable system. A key proclaimed aim of the GSA is to make Galileo not only a fully functioning system, but also the world’s leading satellite navigation system for civilian use.

More information about ESA can be found here.