Galileo's second launch of 2 satellites is confirmed for 28th September 2012. The resulting 4-satellite mini-constellation will enable testing of the functioning of the vast Galileo infrastructure.
This also means that European enterprises can start to develop and test innovative products based on the Galileo satellite navigation signals.
Europe's investment in satellite navigation technology opens the global market for European industry. This market is currently valued at €125 billion and expected to increase to €250 billion by 2020. Galileo will provide possibilities for a wide variety of applications in many sectors of the European economy, such as electricity grids, fleet management companies, financial transactions, shipping industry, rescue operations or peace-keeping missions.