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July 18, 2019

Galileo Initial Services Have Now Been Restored

Galileo Initial Services have now been restored. Commercial users can already see signs of recovery of the Galileo navigation and timing services, although some fluctuations may be experienced until further notice, according to today’s statement from the European GNSS Agency (GSA).

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By Inside GNSS
July 12, 2019

Galileo Interruptus? Official Notice on 11 July Advises Users that Galileo Service is Degraded on All Satellites Until Further Notice

Our source inside the European GNSS Agency (GSA), which is the EU agency responsible for Galileo services, has told us: “They are working on it. Teams from industry and the Agencies are working 24/7 to restore the Galileo services as soon as possible to their nominal levels. The current estimation is that the services should be restored within 48 hours. In any case, we expect the service to be again nominal before the end of the weekend [13-14 July 2019],” the source said.

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By Inside GNSS
June 5, 2019

GMV Uses GPS and Galileo to Provide Robust Timing for the Financial Sector

An increasing number of applications require accurate, reliable, and traceable signals for time and synchronization. Key fields of application include banking and finance, telecom networks and electricity grids. GMV’s WANTime is a new time service for the city of Madrid, Spain, distributed using the White-Rabbit network protocol over optical fiber. A pilot customer of the service is currently the Madrid Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Madrid), connected to GMV’s datacenter by a network link of around 50 kilometers.

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By Inside GNSS
April 17, 2019

From Munich: Satellites and the City

As urban populations grow, cities will have to become smarter to provide the same level of services to their residents, while tackling growing environmental and logistical challenges. A dedicated session at the recent Munich Satellite Navigation Summit discussed the future needs of smart cities and how synergies between GNSS and other emerging technologies support the applications that will meet these needs.

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By Inside GNSS
April 12, 2019

Orolia Upgrades U.S. SAR Ground Stations for the NOAA

Orolia, which provides GNSS-based systems for defense and commercial industries around the world, has successfully installed the world’s first operational Cospas-Sarsat second-generation technology on search and rescue ground stations for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Florida and Hawaii. These ground stations have been upgraded with Second Generation Beacon (SGB) signal processing capabilities to more accurately and quickly locate the source of distress signals.

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By Inside GNSS