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News announcement22 July 20211 min read

Galileo Search & Rescue video

Reaching you faster when every minute matters"

On the European Commission YouTube channel and AV portal.

The summer holidays are coming, and with the pandemic measures being eased, we are all excited to travel again! However, outdoor activities are never safe from incidents, and our cellphone is not always the friend we thought it to be.

A Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is far more reliable and accurate to share your location in case of emergencies. Besides, thanks to the exclusive Return Link (RLS) feature of Galileo, it will tell you when your call has been received and your position located by the Rescue teams.


Galileo/SAR is a service of Galileo, the satellite navigation component of the EU Space Programme.

It is the contribution of EU to the International Cospas-Sarsat Programme, an international, humanitarian satellite-based search and rescue system and service which saves lives 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

More on the Return Link Service




Publication date
22 July 2021