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EU's GPS satellites have been down for four days in mysterious outage

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posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 06:18 PM
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By Catalin Cimpanu | July 14, 2019 -- 21:52 GMT (14:52 PDT) | Topic: EU

Galileo, the EU's global navigation satellite system, has been down for four days, since July 11, following a mysterious outage. All Galileo satellites are still non-operational, at the time of writing.

According to a service status page, 24 of the 26 Galileo satellites are listed as "not usable," while the other two are listing a status of "testing," which also means they're not ready for real-world usage.

The European GNSS Agency (GSA), the organization in charge of Galileo, has not published any information in regards to the root of the outage, which began four days ago, on Thursday, July 11.

On that day, the GSA published an advisory on its website alerting companies and government agencies employing the Galileo system that satellite signals have degraded and they "may not be available nor meet the minimum performance levels."

The agency warned that the Galileo system "should be employed at users' own risk."
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EU's GPS satellites have been down for four days in mysterious outage

To this day all of Europe's Galileo/GPS satellite systems continue to either be down, or have been taken down until further notice.

You have got to wonder what caused this. Apparently in the meanwhile "Galileo users whom have the right type of technology have been relying on the U.S. GPS system" as per the following article from Forbes.

www.forbes.com... atellite-navigation-system-brought-down-by-unexplained-technical-issue/#325942345833]Europe's GPS System Totally Down After Major Technical Issue Hits Its Satellites

A spokesman for Europe's GNSS agency, in the same article from Forbes, stated and I quote:

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A spokesperson for Europe's GNSS Agency (GSA) told the BBC Galileo is "still in the 'initial services' phase; we're not in full operation yet. This is something that can happen while we build the robustness into the system. We have recovery and monitoring actions, and we are implementing them, and we are working 24/7 to fix this as soon as possible."

But that will unlikely assure those the agency wants to recruit to its GPS alternative, given the unexplained nature of the fault.
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www.forbes.com... atellite-navigation-system-brought-down-by-unexplained-technical-issue/#325942345833]Europe's GPS System Totally Down After Major Technical Issue Hits Its Satellites




edit on 15-7-2019 by ElectricUniverse because: correct comment.




posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 06:24 PM
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Read this much earlier and was waiting for a thread .
This one is really strange



posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 06:43 PM
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Hmmm. Told you guys not to buy Huawei stuff. This is just a test.....lol



posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 06:53 PM
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originally posted by: lakenheath24
Hmmm. Told you guys not to buy Huawei stuff. This is just a test.....lol


Nothing to do with Huawei. China is flooding to be bothered with Europe. US spies had already fully infiltrated Europe tech sector. It is easy due to NATO alliance and same race. Getting rid of the competition since merger of companies. All UK tech companies are fking dead and had merged with US. Why you think Top Gear showed that British aren't making cars in competition anymore? Any British here needs to start watching their butts from military. Every war US starts UK joins. Every war UK start US joins since WW1.


Can't wait till all Asian disappear from your neighbour hood. We are always at war with Russia and China. But we are always trading with China.

Alex jones and Conspiracy theorist warn your ass. No, you have to stay in an alliance with military joint trade instead of being neutral. Remember US doesn't give F-22 to allies, what makes you think they are European friends?




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posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 07:08 PM
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But it is past the 4th of July already!

Didn't the aliens watch Independence Day?

And they are not supposed to take out the satellites, they are supposed to embed a signal, a countdown to extinction!



(I was going to make a joke then ask a question. nvm. I answered my own question... but I will still leave the joke! the issue sounds like problems with the satellite itself. Maybe something like a networking issue...) Update:


The GSA blamed the Galileo outage on "a technical incident related to its ground infrastructure".

zdnet.com - EU's GPS satellites have been down for four days in mysterious outage.



posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 07:22 PM
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Doesn't look like anything the Sun did.

Spaceweather.com

Strange.

ETA - Do you think it is China, Russia, NK, hacker ...someone... Showing off what they could do?


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posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 09:02 PM
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So.... Who was on the porn site while the satellite firmware was being updated. Somebody fess up lol

Cheers - Dave



posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 10:52 PM
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Galileo sat-nav system still without service
By Jonathan Amos
BBC Science Correspondent
15 July 2019

Europe's satellite-navigation system, Galileo, remains offline.
The network suffered an outage on Friday due to what has been described as a "technical incident related to its ground infrastructure".
Engineers worked around the clock over the weekend but there is no update yet on when the service will resume.

The problem means all receivers, such as the latest smartphone models, will not be picking up any useable timing or positional information.

These devices will be relying instead on the data coming from the American Global Positioning System (GPS).

And depending on the sat-nav chip they have installed, cell phones and other devices might also be making connections with the Russian (Glonass) and Chinese (Beidou) networks.


***SNIP***

Galileo is a multi-billion-euro project of the European Union and the European Space Agency. The EU owns the system, and Esa acts as the technical and procurement agent.

There are currently 22 operational satellites in orbit (another two are in space but in testing), with a further 12 under construction with industry. In addition to the spacecraft, Galileo relies on a complex ground infrastructure to control the network and monitor its performance.

Europe's alternative to GPS went "live" with initial services in December 2016 after 17 years of development. The European Commission promotes Galileo as more than just a back-up service; it is touted also as being more accurate and more robust.
An outage across the entire network is therefore a matter of significant concern and no little embarrassment.

www.bbc.com...


Interesting. I wonder how long it will take to fix. Have there been any noted detriments to not having the system running correctly?
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posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 01:01 AM
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Interesting timing!


French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday he had approved the creation of a space command within the French air force to improve the country's defence capabilities.

"We will reinforce our knowledge of the situation in space, we will better protect our satellites, including in an active manner," he said.

Observers see military activities -- including spy satellites, location tracing and jamming, communications and cyber attacks -- increasingly being set up in orbit around Earth.
Macron announces creation of French space force



posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 01:33 AM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

Good find! A ground-based software glitch is the most logical explanation for all satellites going offline.


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posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 02:09 AM
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Could this be the end of the EU with France going its own way in space for now? Will pedo gate cripple the EU elite? With the EU losing its high ground on this one it is an ominous sign.



posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 03:14 AM
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a reply to: makemap

Jeezus dude...i was being sarcastic. Well mostly. And we tried to be neutral but was dragged into Europs wars. Now the genie is out so suck it up.



posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 05:34 AM
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a reply to: makemap

Why would they have to trade the F-22? Are you claiming there are no F-22 in Europe?



posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 06:18 AM
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It's because the EU are cutting the UK out of this project, despite the UK providing billions (£3 billion) and a great deal of technical expertise.

The UK was left with a bad taste in its mouth and put down an edict that UK firms were not to transfer sensitive tech to the project. The EU are having problems understanding the UK computer code, and can't translate the manual! Poor things.



posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 08:07 AM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse




Apparently in the meanwhile "Galileo users whom have the right type of technology have been relying on the U.S. GPS system" ...


Satellites have to be overhead to be used for GPS. Most US GPS satellites are below the horizon for the EU. Therefore, the US GPS satellite contribution is just an geographical and mathematical extrapolation from US GPS data (not an actual GPS fix). Won't be long before that data degrades to the point of unreliability as satellites move around relative to each other even though they are in geosynchronous orbits.



posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 09:37 AM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

There are no f22 in europe. Thats a us only jet.



posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 10:11 AM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: ElectricUniverse




Apparently in the meanwhile "Galileo users whom have the right type of technology have been relying on the U.S. GPS system" ...


Satellites have to be overhead to be used for GPS. Most US GPS satellites are below the horizon for the EU. Therefore, the US GPS satellite contribution is just an geographical and mathematical extrapolation from US GPS data (not an actual GPS fix). Won't be long before that data degrades to the point of unreliability as satellites move around relative to each other even though they are in geosynchronous orbits.



Here is the actual information about the positioning/location of the US GPS Satellites:

Official U.S. government information about the Global Positioning System (GPS) and related topics


GPS satellites fly in medium Earth orbit (MEO) at an altitude of approximately 20,200 km (12,550 miles). Each satellite circles the Earth twice a day.

The satellites in the GPS constellation are arranged into six equally-spaced orbital planes surrounding the Earth. Each plane contains four "slots" occupied by baseline satellites. This 24-slot arrangement ensures users can view at least four satellites from virtually any point on the planet.


The US GPS systems isn't just for the US, hence GLOBAL Positioning System.
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posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 10:47 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: makemap

Why would they have to trade the F-22? Are you claiming there are no F-22 in Europe?


I thought Sharing is caring bro. Oh right, that is communist.



posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 11:35 AM
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originally posted by: lakenheath24
a reply to: makemap

Jeezus dude...i was being sarcastic. Well mostly. And we tried to be neutral but was dragged into Europs wars. Now the genie is out so suck it up.


No man, no. Technically US could've stayed out of Europe for awhile in WW2 and destroy Japan first helping China because it was Japan that invaded US first. But, nope. Had to help the British once again.

WW1 you could've fking stayed out and it would be a stalemate for a long time and let Europeans kill each other while the population runs to NA. But, nope. Again joined the British side and help them out of it.

WW3, oh right this time against China. Hong Kong protesters flying colonial flags. What makes you think US is being neutral again? 1984 agenda. MK ultra is alive very alive.

It is going to be democracy to fascism. Watch. US gov/UK gov is prime example.
Remember Hitler won by abusing democracy, not by communism. Communist dictatorships gets mobbed and kicked out like USSR or turned into capitalism like Cuba/China.
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posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 11:52 AM
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a reply to: BomSquad

You are correct. I misspoke, I was thinking communications satellites.

I stand corrected.




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