Galileo in support of transport, energy and telecommunications infrastructures
With the Galileo programme, the European Union aims to establish a state-of-the-art global navigation satellite system under civilian control, providing a highly accurate global-positioning service. When fully deployed, the system will consist of 30 satellites (including spares) and the associated ground infrastructure. It will be compatible with GPS (USA) and other global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), and some of its services will be interoperable with those systems. Three “early services” will be available at the end of 2014 in combination with US GPS and other systems, such as the... Russian GLONASS. The Open Service is a freely accessible service for positioning, navigation and timing, The Search and Rescue Service is an important tool for locating people in distress. The Public Regulated Service is an encrypted service, resistant to jamming, limited to authorised governmental bodies, for better management of critical transport and emergency services, better law enforcement (police), improved internal security (border control) and safer peace missions. It will enable users to determine their position even more accurately and reliably than today with GPS alone.