Galileo constellation
Artist's impression of a Galileo In-Orbit Validation (IOV) satellite
Image 1/2, Image: ESA/Pierre Carril

Artist's impression of a Galileo In-Orbit Validation (IOV) satellite

The Galileo Competence Center identifies and develops concepts, systems and subsystems to contribute to the improvement of the reliability and performance of the present and future generations of the European satellite navigation system Galileo/EGNOS.

Galileo has been in trial operation since December 2016
Galileo has been in trial operation since December 2016
Image 2/2, Image: ESA

Galileo has been in trial operation since December 2016

The final operational configuration of Galileo will consist of 30 satellites (24 in service, and six cold-redundant spares).

The Galileo Competence Center is designed to support Europe’s citizens, institutions and industry with the best possible European satellite navigation system. The Galileo Competence Center identifies and develops concepts, systems and subsystems to contribute to the improvement of the reliability and performance of the present and future generations of the European satellite navigation system Galileo/EGNOS. Among other things, optical and quantum technologies will be investigated that prove to be particularly promising for an improved system. The Center tests and validates promising technologies for future generations of navigation satellites in collaboration with ESA (European Space Agency) and GSA (European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency), but also independently.

Contact
  • Prof. Dr. Felix Huber
    Director
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)
    Galileo Competence Center
    Telephone: +49 8153 28 2700
    82234 Wessling/Oberpaffenhofen
    Contact
  • Harald Hofmann
    Acting Director Administration and Infrastructure
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)
    Galileo Competence Center
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-2732
    82234 Wessling/Oberpaffenhofen
    Contact
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