04 March 2008

Galileo or Beidou? Which system will arrive first?


GPS is the only global navigation satellite system functioning. Aside GLONASS, the Russian under refurbishment system, which system will be operational first? Galileo or Beidou? Up until a few weeks ago I could have bet my bottom euro on Beidou/Compass, the Chinese system. But I read on InsideGNSS that Chinese presentation at the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit in Germany seemed to show some difficulties in the Beidou project.. Maybe is not too late for Galileo…