Galileo will go ahead without the UK
The new European global positioning system called Galileo, has a number of UK companies participating. With the UK leaving the EU because of Brexit in 100 days, and the Prime minster officially cancelling the UK’s involvement, things are starting to happen. The UK is planning to build its own GPS.
The Portsmouth Control Base will move.
The satellite control base will join a number of European organisations moving out of the UK, because only EU members can participate.
A major supplier to the Galileo system is SCISYS, based in Chippenham. They would have no more contracts, so to ensure they comply with European rules they are relocating the parent holding company to Dublin. Existing work will still continue in the UK, Germany and France.