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Submission + - Galileo To Be Europe's Answer To US GPS (

judgecorp writes: "Two Galileo satellites that will signify the start of the European Union’s answer to the American Global Positioning System (GPS) will be launched into orbit on Thursday aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket. It's using Soyuz as it is cheaper than the French Ariane — and the satellite system is supposed to free Europe from dependence on a US-controlled positioning system."
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Galileo To Be Europe's Answer To US GPS

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