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Posted: 12/25/2005 8:30:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 8:33:15 PM EDT 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 8:55:22 PM EDT

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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