The European GNSS Service Centre reports that Galileo Initial Services have been restored, although some fluctuations may be experienced until further notice.
It adds that the technical incident originated from an equipment malfunction in the Galileo control centres that calculate time and orbit predictions, and which are used to compute the navigation message. The malfunction affected different elements in both control centres.
A team of experts has worked together to address the incident since its onset on 11 July. It is now monitoring the quality of services to restore timing and navigation services to their nominal levels. Additionally, an independent inquiry board will identify the root causes of this major incident to enable the Commission and European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) to draw lessons on the management of the operational system.
Galileo has provided ‘initial services’ since December 2016, with Full Operational Capability (FOC) due in 2020.