Tim Reynolds

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

Galileo: Are We There Yet? Posted on 28 Sep 2015 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

It has been a good late summer for the European Galileo programme. The latest launch on the night of 10 and 11 September has got the number of orbiting satellites... Read more»

EGNOS Dream Now a Reality Posted on 29 Jun 2015 in the GNSS & Opinions & Transportation categories.

Toulouse, France, an aerospace city and the center of the French aerospace industry, was the birthplace of EGNOS, Europe’s satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS), in 1994. So it was appropriate that... Read more»

All GNSS Attend, But Galileo Gets the Spotlight Posted on 30 Mar 2015 in the GNSS & OEM & 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»