Latest Galileo Performance Reports for Q1 of 2021 are out
The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), published the performance reports about the Galileo Open Service (OS) and the Search and Rescue Service (SAR) for the first quarter of 2021.
The OS is the free of charge service provided by Galileo. It will work side by side with the Open Service Navigation Message Authentication (OSNMA), which has recently been tested, to provide accurate and resilient positioning and timing to the user.
The SAR represents the European contribution to the Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue system (MEOSAR). Galileo satellites are able to forward signals from emergency beacons carried by planes, ships, or people, to the rescue operators so they can be aware of the location of an accident.
Both services showed excellent results in all the different areas of interest, consistently above the Minimum Performance Levels defined in the OS-Service Definition Document and the SAR-Service Definition.