Galileo agency chief says system will emerge from 7-day outage as stronger system; still no word on root cause

by Peter B. de Selding

UPDATE July 19: The executive director of the GSA, the agency managing the European Commission-owned Galileo positioning, navigation and timing network, on July 19 issued his first statement on the seven-day global outage the ended July 18.

GSA Executive Director Carlo des Dorides promised to deliver a detailed explanation of what happened once GSA collects "all the technical elements and [implements] all necessary actions." An independent board of inquiry is being formed.

Here are excerpts from his statement:

"The technical incident originated in the Galileo ground infrastructure equipment, affecting the calculation . . .

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