European space, defense commissioner Breton: Galileo outage due to complicated multi-agency oversight

by Peter B. de Selding

UPDATE Jan. 22: This story was updated to include, in italics, relevant portions of the prepared text of Thierry Breton's Jan. 22 speech.

BRUSSELS — European Commissioner Thierry Breton said the week-long  outage of the Galileo positioning, navigation and timing system in July was caused by inefficient relations between the European Commission, its GNSS Agency and the European Space Agency and that was determined to fix the problem.

Making his first major speech since being named Commissioner for a wide swath of . . .

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