Reposted from Point of Beginning Magazine:
On July 12, 2019, the BBC reported the Galileo network had suffered an outage related to ground infrastructure. The outage meant that receivers would not be able to pick up usable timing and position information from the Galileo satellite constellation.
The BBC quoted a GSA official who noted, “People should remember that we are still in the ‘initial services’ phase; we’re not in full operation yet.”
According to reports, the network’s search and rescue function, which helps pinpoint boat crews or hikers in distress, is unaffected.
The Galileo system is expected to be fully operational by 2020.