The European Commission has invested billions of euros in its own version of the American GPS system.
It's claimed that "when it's up and running" which should be "in the middle of this decade" it will have "accuracy to below 10 centimeters".
Holy cow! I would guess that it will take a quite expensive receiver to take full advantage of that sort of accuracy though.
Will these new ones show up in the satellite status view? Mine says it can see 13 now, is that possible?
The EU will probably dissolve before the system gets up and running.
Somewhat off topic but as sushidan141 said it may not get completed.
I predicted to my family and friends last year that at most it will last another five years, who ever though they could make that work was nuts, I just can’t see Germany and France carrying the € much longer, Socialism doesn’t work not in the Democratic EU or the Totalitarian USSR, Spain is a basket case with the amount of people out of work with no end in sight.
Not going to happen, unless China buys what's already in orbit and the inventory they have in clean rooms being assembled.
I heard yesterday that China was asked to invest in Europe's Financial Stability, to help save the euro.
Greece is taking over the European space program and be responsible for future satellite launches, they will make sure the € go poof out into outer space, Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou asked at the G20 if they can pay back the European debt with Gyros
The biggest mistake the EU made was leaving so much power in the hands of the individual countries and not creating a strong Federal government to oversea the EU. That was a recipe for disaster and to some extent mimics the mistakes the United States made with the Articles of Confederation. Could you imagine what the U.S. would be like if States could coin their own money and issue debt without approval of the government. It took only a few short years for the United States to recognize its mistake and draft our current constitution.
The sad part is a fractured Europe these days is more of a problem than a unified one. Hopefully some intelligent folks will figure out a way to fix the EU before it completely collapses.
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