Last updated: 31.03.2021
GALILEO is a satellite radio navigation system, an initiative launched by the European Union and the European Space Agency. 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, or leisure (direction-finding at sea or in the mountains, etc.).