First Galileo bird operational

New Scientist is reporting that the first satellite in the Galileo constellation is now communicating with its ground station and appears nominial, following its December 28th launch. Galileo is a European system similar to the USA's GPS, but will be dedicated to civilian use.

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And better than the GPS system we have been told...

Posted by Paul Humphreys on January 09, 2006 at 11:56 PM PST #

Great... does that mean we'll have to buy new GPS receivers?

Posted by Robin Wilton on January 12, 2006 at 05:33 PM PST #

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