Galileo Key Facts

  • Galileo is the European satellite navigation system for worldwide use.
  • Once completed, the system will comprise 30 satellites, a number of control centers in Europe and a global network of sensor and uplink stations.
  • Application: Mainly civil use (unlike GPS, which was designed in the USA primarily for military purposes)

Based at Fraunhofer IIS’s Nuremberg branch, GALILEOLAB is making key contributions to the development of Galileo reception technologies. Different systems, such as GPS, Galileo, EGNOS or WLAN, are being combined so that accurate position information can be continuously gathered in places where conventional positioning technologies are inadequate.