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Galileo signal restored

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Engineers have got the EU’s Galileo satellite navigation system working again, after a technical fault forced most of the system offline for a week.

Galileo’s initial services signal was restored on 18 July, according to the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA). It said in a statement that users should see “signs of recovery” in the signal, but that fluctuations “may be experienced until further notice”.

The service was disrupted on 11 July by what the GSA quickly identified as an equipment malfunction in part of Galileo’s ground-based infrastructure. The agency has said that it will set up an independent inquiry to identify the specific cause.

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