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Galileo In-Orbit

One Year in Space for Galileo In-Orbit Validation ElementThe GIOVE-A, the first Galileo satellite, has now been in orbit for one year. This pilot satellite is a key element of the Galileo program, bringing the Galileo frequencies into use, testing new critical technologies and characterizing the medium Earth orbit environment. To read more, visit the ESA website.Despite the collapse of Galileo's original plan for funding...the European Union's public-private partnership (PPP)...the Galileo project is still moving forward. To keep the project moving, the most likely avenue of funding will be through the public sector. For a thoughtful discussion about the continued importance of the Galileo project, see the article 'Don't Look Back' by the editor of Inside GNSS. To read more, download the article. It is worth your time.How is GPS working for you?
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