Galileo is here!

Galileo is here!

13th March 2010, Comments 1 comment

How the EU’s new satellite system Galileo will make life easier for motorists and pilots and even help farmers.

The global navigation system Galileo has taken ten years to build and has cost EUR six billion. The completion of the project means that Europe is no longer dependent on the current US-built GPS system which is run by the military and may be shut down to the public in time of conflict.

Civilian system

Galileo is not a military, but a civilian system, intended for everybody all over the world. It offers many applications, including navigation, rescue and even farming.

Vanessa Mock
Radio Netherlands

1 Comment To This Article

  • Geoff Morris posted:

    on 15th March 2010, 12:02:22 - Reply

    I'm a bit confused. The article states that "Galileo is here!" and "has taken ten years to build"... yet to my knowledge NOT A SINGLE CIVIL GALILEO SATELLITE HAS BEEN LAUNCHED YET!

    So far, there have just been a couple of test-bed satellites launched - so why this article now? Isn't it about six years too early to publish?