Europe’s own Galileo satellite navigation system has begun operating, with the satellites in space delivering positioning, navigation and timing information to users around the globe. Further launches will continue to build the satellite constellation, which will gradually improve the system performance and availability worldwide. Read more (in English).
Users of a range of satellite phones and processors should from Thursday 15 December be able to take advantage of hitherto dormant applications allowing them to use the Galileo system. Galileo can go operational with 18 out of the eventual 30 satellites already in orbit, Radio Praha writes, adding that the full satellite system should be in place by 2020.Prague-based GSA will be taking over responsibility for all Galileo operations and provisions of services from 2017.