Sound Consumer Chip Base Supporting Galileo
Near a 100 million chips supporting Galileo signals are in the market. Certainly more are to come in the future with new devices supporting GNSS through consumer chips.
Currently a better coverage with more Galileo satellites is required. The full constellation is still being build up to completeness. Currently stand-alone Galileo navigation would have too many drop-outs when a sufficient number of four satellites is missing. The constellation consists momentarily 14 satellites in full service, while two satellites are out of service. Therefore the community is waiting for the commissioning of the satellites launched on December 12. After completion of commissioning the number of satellites in service may be between 18 and 20.