Images: Europe's GPS rival

Images: Europe's GPS rival

Summary: European Space Agency says Galileo navigation satellites will be five times more accurate than United States' system.


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  • game plan

    The fully deployed Galileo system planned will consist of 30 satellites, positioned in three circular Medium Earth Orbit planes.

  • launch pad

    The 1,300-pound Giove-A satellite was launched on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome in the middle of Kazakhstan's steppe.

Topics: Nasa / Space, Hardware

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