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Galileo, Galileo! Galileo, Galileo! Galileo fit to go. Magnifico

Charles Manning


Saying Galileo GPS is like saying Dyson Hoover.

The generic term for sateliite nav systems is Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).

There are many such systems: GPS, Galileo, GLONAS and Beidou.

Some receivers can receive signals from more than one of these.

Some receivers can even use satellites from multiple systems in a single position solution, but one satellite from each extra set is required to fix the clock, roughly speaking.

ie. a position calculated from 5 GPS and 3 Galileo satellites is more or less equivalent to a position calculated using 7 GPS satellites.

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