Satellite navigation systems act as guide both in space and on Earth

These location-centric services round out the experience by bringing in relevant local information – about shops, public transit or weather.

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2012, 09:13 AM IST

Washington: Satellite navigation systems are used by spacecraft – like Europe`s ATV – for guidance in orbit, but they also help mobile-phone users figure out where they are based on their position relative to the satellites.
These location-centric services round out the experience by bringing in relevant local information – about shops, public transit or weather.
Europe’s Galileo satnav system, built for civil use, is based on 30 satellites and a ground control network, and can define your position precisely to within a few metres.

ANI