Europe?s Galileo satellite navigation system has entered its initial operational phase, offering positioning, velocity and timing services to suitably equipped users worldwide. It takes a minimum of four Galileo satellites to be visible in the local sky to fix a receiver?s position. This animation shows how service availability increases as the overall number of satellites in the Galileo constellation goes up.
Read more about Galileo’s Initial Service:
Testing Galileo for space
Galileo: en route to full operational capability
Galileo deployment phase
Saying goodbye to Galileo 1st Generation
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