Tuesday, September 6, 2005

India Joins Europe's Galileo Satellite Navigation Project

India is the fourth country to join the EU's GALILEO satellite radio navigation program. China, Israel and Ukraine have also agreed to support GALILEO and the EU is currently negotiating with Argentina, Brazil, Morocco, Mexico, Norway, Chile, South Korea, Malaysia, Canada and Australia to join the project.

GALILEO is Europe's planned satellite radio navigation program, which aims to compete with the United States' GPS system and Russia's GLONASS system, both of which are financed and controlled by the military authorities. GALILEO is supported by the European Commission and developed jointly with the European Space Agency (ESA).


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