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28/12/2005 GPS alternative

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2005: GIOVE-A (ESA)

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Galileo works, and works well

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How does satellite navigation work?

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Galileo: Lift off for Europe's first GPS system?

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Galileo goes live: Europe's long-delayed satellite navigation service starts service

First experimental satellite of the European navigation system Galileo was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The purpose of the system is to provide an independent high-precision positioning system so European nations do not have to rely on the Russian GLONASS, Chinese BeiDou or US GPS systems.
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    • System description 

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    • Search and rescue 

    • Constellation 

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