Galileo offers a global positioning system, high accuracy and with the guarantee of a civilian control.
With 6-8 Galileo satellites under visibility, and a combination with the GPS system and depending on which service is in use, the pos
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Search & Rescue Services (MEOSAR System)
A constellation of 22 satellites are in usable condition, 2 satellites are “in testing” and 2 more are “not available” / orbital altitude : 23 222km (MEO)
Why the EU needs Galileo system?
- One of the aims of Galileo is to provide an independent high-precision positioning system so European nations do not have to rely on the U.S. GPS, or the Russian GLONASS systems, which could be disabled or degraded by their operators at any time;
- Economic and strategic benefits of having European control over the continued availability of satellite navigation services;
- Facilitate the development of new products and services based on satellite signals with a value of € 250 billion per year by 2022;
- Generate related technological benefits for research, development and innovation.