Galileo now replying to SOS messages worldwide

Besides providing global navigation services, Europe’s Galileo satellite constellation is contributing to saving more than 2000 lives annually by relaying SOS messages to first responders. From now on the satellites will reply to these messages, assuring people in danger that help is on the way.

Satnav watching over rugby players

Information from ESA As France’s top rugby players scrum, run and tackle they are being tracked by more than just TV cameras and the watching eyes of the crowd. Satnav-based tracking devices between their shoulder blades are keeping tabs on their position and performance – and helping to safeguard their health. Rugby is inherently highly …

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