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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 12/25/2005 7:30:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 7:33:15 PM EST by warlord]
For full story click on link:
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4555276.stm

Europe is building its own satellite-navigation system called Galileo. BBC News looks at why such a network is deemed necessary when we already have the US Global Positioning System (GPS).
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:55:22 PM EST

Why does Europe want Galileo?

On an important level, Galileo is a political project.

Like Airbus and the Ariane rocket programme, the new sat-nav system will assert Europe's independence.



Translation: Yet another project that uses taxpayer's money to compensate for penis envy.
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