Galileo: finding our way

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More than two billion smartphones, with users worldwide are now making use of Europe’s Galileo navigation satellite constellation. But how do satellites thousands of kilometres away in space manage to tell you where you are and where you’re going? Simply being so far away is part of the answer – learn the details of the world’s most precise navigation system in this new video.

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15 Comments

  1. Meter range is impressive, but it took ages to pull this project off. How does it work? How do I recognize that I'm using Galileo? Does my phone accept Galileo by default? Can I upgrade it or do I have to get a new phone? What apps/services are set up with this system?

  2. ESA adoro estes vídeos incríveis de informação e como estamos conectados ….todos os caminhos vão dar a Galileu e como o mecanismo de complexidade em que o tempo se torna em distância …e o mundo gira com facilidade! Fenomenal e intrínseca ..tecnológia e ciência(devemos tanto à ciência)!?!!!

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