First Galileo Observations in Antarctica

Thanks to DemoGRAPE project – led by INGV – for the first time the European Galileo satellites have been observed ionospheric storm in Antarctica.

Galileo: A Constellation of 30 Navigation Satellites

Galileo: A Constellation of 30 Navigation Satellites

Observed in these days an ionospheric storm in Antarctica. To record it, the receivers of the new Galileo system signals, installed through the project “Demostrator of GNSS Research and Applications for the Polar Environment” (DemoGRAPE –, now entered its operational phase.

Launched in May 2014 under the coordination of the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) and funded by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) within the National Research Program in Antarctica (PNRA), DemoGRAPE has the aim of developing a prototype service for the use of satellite positioning systems on the polar regions for all those users who require a high precision positioning, both for technological applications both for scientific research.

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Press release

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