– the intergovernmental organization through which Member States act together
     on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.
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European Space Agency (ESA)

The European Space Agency (ESA) is an intergovernmental organization for cooperation among the member countries of the European Union in space research and technology and their space applications. ESA is responsible for designing and developing and operating the European Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System.

The liaison between the BIPM and ESA supports the development of the Galileo time transfer and dissemination techniques needed to enhance reliability and accuracy of time metrology in GNSS and in UTC.

Formal relationship:
Links between the BIPM and the ESA:

  • ESA/ESTEC (European Space Research and Technology Center) contributes to the calculation of UTC.
BIPM contact(s):