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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. Subscribe free at

Posts by Tim Reynolds

Second Wayward Galileo FOC Moving Higher Posted on 20 Jan 2015 in the Featured Stories & Galileo & GNSS & GNSS News & 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 Galileo & GNSS & Newsletter Editorials 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»

Slung Low, Sweet Satellites: Galileo Anomaly Update Posted on 28 Aug 2014 in the Featured Stories & GNSS Opinions & Newsletter Editorials 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 & Galileo & GNSS News & 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 Galileo & LBS/Wireless News & Newsletter Editorials & Uncategorized & Wireless Infrastructure 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»

Expert Advice: Galileo, EGNOS Open Europe’s Road Ahead Posted on 02 Apr 2014 in the Expert Advice & Leadership Talks & GNSS Opinions & Transportation Opinions categories.

This spring, two Brussels conferences focused on new possibilities and modes of transport enabled by satellite navigation, showing the added value delivered by current and future European GNSS solutions. Read more»

EGNOS, European Superiority, and the Need to Get ‘Very, Very Busy’ Posted on 31 Mar 2014 in the Galileo & GNSS & GNSS Opinions & Newsletter Editorials & Opinions categories.

The European GNSS scene received an early Easter present with the successful launch of two new-generation transponders for the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS). The... Read more»