Friday, January 8, 2010

EU's delayed navigation system set for 2014

EU's delayed navigation system set for 2014
"EU claims Galileo system could more than double the GPS coverage"

Associated Press
Updated 11:42 a.m. ET Jan. 7, 2010

BRUSSELS - The European Union executive on Thursday gave Germany's OHB System AG a (EURO)566 million ($810 million) contract to build the first 14 satellites for the EU's new space-based navigation system Galileo.

The executive said that means the much-delayed rival to GPS should begin operating in 2014"

The EU has claimed Galileo will be technologically superior to the U.S. Global Positioning System because it will provide more accurate locations for cars, ships and people using navigation devices. More

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