Europe Reboots €10 Billion Galileo: System Still Down – “Too Early” to Confirm Recovery


“Have you tried turning it off, and turning it on again?” A week after Europe’s €10 billion Galileo GPS system suffered a still-unexplained outage, the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) agency – in a grudging update and under intense questioning from global media outlets – admitted that it had done that much.

Galileo, a constellation of satellites that provides global positioning services to over 400 million users, is the first European infrastructure explicitly owned by the EU. It failed in the early hours of Thursday morning, July 11. It is still down.

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