The center will serve as an interface between the Galileo navigation system and user communities of the open and commercial services. Additionally, developers of applications that use Galileo’s satellite data will be offered support through consultancy, certification services and quality stamps for their final products.
The Loyola de Palacio GNSS Service Center will allow Spain to participate in the Galileo program. So far, the country has financed approximately €4 million for a preliminary study and construction of the building. The European Union is funding the additional €30 million necessary to engineer and outfit the center, which is expected to be functional by October 2014.