On December 2012, the European Commission launched two parallel studies to support the definition of how the CS will be implemented, what services it will be able to provide, and how these services will be exploited. The main purpose of these activities was to propose and evaluate different Commercial Service provision options having the highest potential for the foreseen Galileo infrastructure. These studies finished on December 2013 obtaining valuable information and conclusions for the future viability of the Galileo CS service.
One year later, on January 2014, the European Commission kicked off a project for the development of the Commercial Service Demonstrator platform. This platform aims at the construction of an end-to-end demonstrator able to work in autonomous mode, without interacting with the Galileo infrastructure, and integrated, interfacing with Galileo Ground and Space Mission Segments.
Three years later, on January 2017, the European Commission kicked off a project for the development of CS enhancements, which main purposes are, first, to research and develop some aspects of Galileo CS for Galileo 1st Generation not covered yet in previous activities; and second, to research and develop improvements and novel functionalities of the Galileo CS for potential implementation in future Galileo versions.