Facilitating EU-Asia industrial cooperation on satellite navigation applications

Galileo

Galileo is Europe’s own Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), providing a highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control. The first two European Galileo satellites have been launched on October 21, 2011 and after completion the constellation will enable improved services ranging from more precise in-car navigation, effective road transport management, search and rescue services to several other new and innovative applications.

 Galileo liftoff

Liftoff of Soyuz flight VS01 carrying the first two Galileo IOV satellites (Credit: ESA - S.Corvaja 2011)

 

GNSS.asia project is funded by the European Union within the Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement no 287244.