GALILEOEuropean Satellite Navigation System

Type of Organization
European Union


Organisation description

GALILEO is based on a constellation of 30 satellites and ground stations providing information concerning the positioning of users in many sectors such as transport (vehicle location, route searching, speed control, guidance systems, etc.), social services (e.g. aid for the disabled or elderly), the justice system and customs services (location of suspects, border controls), public works (geographical information systems), search and rescue systems, or leisure (direction-finding at sea or in the mountains, etc.).

European Commission
Directorate-General for Energy and Transport
Unit E.4 - DM28, 1/68
B-1049 Brussels

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