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6 satellites of Galileo launched

The European satellite navigation system Galileo (similar to the American GPS and Russian GLONASS) and the European scientific satellite observation system Copernicus, are in the final stage of its development. The launch of 6 satellites of Galileo and first satellite of Copernicus system in March 2014 made it possible to provide navigation services to the population, improving maritime safety, observation of changes in global climate and in emergency situations.

Serious progress in the development of both the European space program has confirmed Antonio Tajani (Antonio Tajani), Vice President in European Commission for Industry and Entrepreneurship, at a meeting with Jean-Jacques Dordenom (Jean Jacques Dordain), Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA). This will allow for the initial operation of essential services Galileo and Copernicus to the end of 2014, early 2015, subject to the other technical work.

Digital cartography and GPS navigation 15-10-2014