Reply to post: The goal has already been reached years ago

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

Christian Berger

The goal has already been reached years ago

The goal was to have independent systems apart from GPS. Because of political problems, Galileo will never operate without the consent of the US. That's why Galileo cannot do this directly...

However the announcement of Galileo has prompted other countries to start their own, truly independent, systems. Glonass is just one example. In fact many "smart" phones already have combined GPS Glonass receivers.

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