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2003-Sep-18, 09:06 PM
SUMMARY: The European Union announced on Thursday that China will play a role in the development of the Galileo constellation of satellites, which are designed to provide a similar solution as the US-based Global Positioning System. The exact commitments from China haven't been detailed yet, but the two groups have set up a training, cooperation, and information centre for satellite navigation in China at Beijing University. Galileo will be built with 30 navigation satellites to provide complete global coverage - it's expected to be fully operational by 2008.

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2003-Sep-19, 01:35 AM
Yea, the GPS system has 25 satelites right? And is the UK/China version suppose to be more efficient, or "better?" Or is it just because they want their own?