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Madrid to host Galileo satellite monitoring centre

Thursday 18 January 2018 | 15:42 CET | News
The back-up security monitoring centre for the European satellite navigation system Galileo, originally awarded to London in 2010, will finally be located in Madrid, according to European Commission sources cited by EFE. The centre provides support monitoring for the satellite system when the main GSMC security centre in Saint Germain en Laye to the west of Paris is offline. It was originally due to become operational this year but the EC said it had decided to move the centre as consequence of the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

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Countries: Spain
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