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Earth observation and satellite navigation: DLR special prizes
11 April 2017
The new season has begun: DLR is once again looking for the best application ideas in the fields of satellite navigation and Earth observation for the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) and the Copernicus Masters. Now, the possibilities are greater. The European satellite navigation system Galileo has been providing services since the end of 2016. Previously, an Ariane rocket delivered four Galileo satellites into their orbits simultaneously, bringing the Galileo system to 18 satellites. The European Earth Observation Programme Copernicus is now ready for action: with the launch of Sentinel-2B at the beginning of March 2017, five satellites are now on their 'guardian' mission, delivering valuable data on Earth's surface, oceans, atmosphere, disaster management, climate change and security.
The DLR Special Prize has been awarded as part of the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) for many years now. This year, approaches and ideas that contribute to the reliability of Galileo services and exploit opportunities for further development are sought.
The deadline for applications is 30 June 2017.
Image credit: DLR - European Satellite Competition 2017