The Galileo program is Europe's initiative for a state-of-the-art global satellite navigation system, providing a highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control. The fully deployed system will consist of 30 satellites and the associated ground infrastructure. The Galileo program is managed by the European Union and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) for a new Global Navigation Satellite System.
In addition to providing a satellite navigation system in Europe that is independent of military control, the Galileo program also opens the door to the development of an extensive range of new, innovative applications for transport, road management, law enforcement, border control, traffic, agriculture, personal security, maritime, rescue operations, and more.
As such, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver and equipment manufacturers, application providers and service operators from Europe and Israel can all benefit from new business opportunities and funding opportunities through the program. The European Union currently supports a number of activities outside of Europe as they seek to deploy the satellite navigation system worldwide, encouraging international cooperation as a fundamental part of the Galileo program. Regions can host Galileo ground stations, service providers can disseminate regional integrity information via Galileo satellites, while local businesses can deploy local augmentation elements for demanding professional applications or location based services.
Please visit the Israeli European GNSS Information Centre (ISEG) or contact Hadas Kroitoru for more information: Hadas@matimop.org.il