The European satellite navigation system Galileo is the counterpart of the American GPS system and aims navigation and position determination. Galileo will be a new global satellite network. Companies have to deal with traffic and transport, as well as aircraft and ships will use the new satellite navigation system. Except for navigation, Galileo will also be used for communication purposes. What is the difference between Galileo and GPS?
Galileo is a new European satellite navigation. Galileo will operate completely independently of the American GPS.
The European Galileo satellite system will be very accurately able to determine where and when a object is located somewhere. Galileo satellites will be deployed and used mainly for civilian use.
Less than one meter accurately the satellites of the Galileo system will be able to determine where and when a object is located somewhere. This is a great improvement on the faces of the American GPS navigation satellite system.
The new European satellite navigation system Galileo is much more accurate than the US Global Positioning System, GPS. To be precise: The Galileo satellite system is even less than a meter to accurately determine where and when an object is located somewhere. Galileo has a better coverage of the GPS.
The main reason why the European Union insisted and agreed to the construction of the Galileo project, is that the European Union will no longer be dependent on the US Global Positioning System: GPS or Russian GLONASS. The GPS is designed and built for military purposes. The US defense has the GPS system ?? partially released for commercial gebruik.Het GPS can be closed for military purposes, something the EU wants to avoid by designing your own navigation satellite system. Europe is absolutely no risk that the Pentagon shut the commercial use of the GPS system because of military considerations.
The Industry Committee of the European Parliament approved on 8 April 2008 with the procurement rules of the first phase of the Galileo project: building the European GPS satellites.
The entire European Parliament has adopted on 23 April 2008 with the first phase of the Galileo project.
The first satellite of the Galileo project in December 2005 Russian rocket from the Baikonur launch base. The first Galileo satellite was named GIOVE ?? ?? weighs 600 kilograms and cost 28 million euros. Galileo will eventually consist of 30 satellites orbiting at an altitude of 23,600 kilometers orbit the earth.
Galileo is being developed by the European Space Agency. The initiative of the Galileo project comes from both the European Space Organization ESA Sate as from the European Union.
Since 2010, the Galileo satellites should be operational. With Galileo, Europe needs in 2010 on a navigation system and a communication feature which is more accurate than the US GPS navigation satellite system.
For the Dutch government, the Galileo system will be of great importance: they want to use the Galileo to introduce road pricing in 2011 in the Netherlands.