About Tim Reynolds

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Tim Reynolds is director of Inta Communication Ltd. and a long-term Brussels observer writing on many aspects of European government policy and implementation for a range of clients and publications. He is the contributing editor for GPS World’s new quarterly e-newsletter, EAGER: the European GNSS and Earth Observation Report.

Posts by Tim Reynolds

All GNSS Attend, But Galileo Gets the Spotlight Posted on 30 Mar 2015 in the Design & Test & GNSS & Opinions categories.

First and foremost, let’s give a big hand to Adam and Anastasia, the two Galileo FOC satellites that were successfully launched on March 27. Following the not-so-successful Galileo launch in... Read more»

The System: ESA’s Second FOC Moves Up Posted on 01 Feb 2015 in the GNSS categories.

By Tim Reynolds, GPS World European correspondent Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain of the European Space Agency (ESA) announced Jan. 16 that the second errant full-operational capability (FOC) satellite, launched in August, had... Read more»

Second Wayward Galileo FOC Moving Higher Posted on 20 Jan 2015 in the Featured Stories & GNSS & Latest News categories.

At a press conference on Jan. 16, Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain of the European Space Agency (ESA)  announced that the second errant full-operational capability (FOC) satellite, launched in August, had... Read more»

An Early Gift from — and for — Galileo Posted on 19 Dec 2014 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

They said it wasn’t possible — well to be frank, I said it wasn’t possible – but one of the two “misplaced” Galileo satellites, plucky Doresa, has delivered an early... Read more»

Summer — and the Living Ain’t Easy Posted on 29 Sep 2014 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

Summer 2014 will be one that the €6.3 billion (US$8.2 billion) Galileo GNSS programme will need to chalk down to experience and hope to move on from. At the time... Read more»

Slung Low, Sweet Satellites: Galileo Anomaly Update Posted on 28 Aug 2014 in the Featured Stories & Opinions categories.

The wording is terse, the intent clear. “Following the failure on Friday August 22nd to inject Galileo satellites 5 and 6 into the correct orbit, the European Commission has requested... Read more»

Power Loss Created Trouble Aboard Galileo Satellite Posted on 08 Jul 2014 in the Featured Stories & GNSS & Latest News categories.

In an update to our July 2 story (recapped below), correspondent Peter de Selding wrote in Space News on July 3 that the trouble aboard the fourth in-orbit (IOV) Galileo... Read more»

Europe Weighs Mandate of Galileo Chips in Mobile Phones Posted on 30 Jun 2014 in the Mobile & Opinions categories.

The European Commission is considering a requirement for mobile phones, and perhaps other portable devices such as tablets, to be equipped with Galileo receivers that would automatically send location data... Read more»