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European satellite navigation service Galileo goes live

Thursday 15 December 2016 | 11:16 CET | News
Europe's satellite navigation system Galileo is finally starting service. From 15 December, the system will start sending signals to receivers. While the EU system is smaller than the US' GPS, with just 18 satellites, it is as much as ten times more precise, according to the European Commission, thanks to the satellite configuration. Galileo will offer an initial four free services: a search and rescue service for emergency operations the Galileo Open Service for mass-market navigation and timing based on chipsets in smartphones or car navigation systems, better time synchronisation for

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