Galileo Test Environment Open for Business

Published on: 2011-02-16

The Galileo Test and Development Environment (GATE) in Berchtesgaden, Germany, officially opened on February 4 2011. The system operator, IFEN GmbH of Poing, Germany, jointly with the German Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development, announced the opening for use by commercial and organizational entities seeking to test equipment with the coming Galileo signals.

GATE has completed its signal upgrade phase according to the latest version of the European Space Agency’s Galileo Signal-In-Space (SIS) Interface Control Document (ICD) and the European GNSS Agency’s Public Galileo Open Service (OS) ICD. The GATE infrastructure is capable of transmitting the Galileo OS, the Galileo Safety-of-Life (SoL) Service (functional), the Galileo Commercial Service (CS), and a Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS) dummy signal.

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