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

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 09:13

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.


First Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 09:13

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