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 Accelerating the Gallileo GPS System

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Date posted: 28/11/2007

The European GPS system, Gallileo, after falling further and further behind on construction in recent months, designed to work alongside US GPS and Russian Glonass systems, to triangulate GPS data to less than a metre anywhere on earth, has received a kick up the proverbial rear,

A recent agreement by EU members is to use leftover portions of the farming budget and spare science and technology funds to cover a 4bn euros (?3bn) funding gap.

Under the new deal, the work will be split into six segments, enabling all countries to get a share of the construction work.

So far only a single test satellite has been launched. Giove-A was lofted from Kazakhstan in December 2005.

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