14 April 2008

Galileo is starting to run!

What a terrific week!
7/04/2008 The Council of the European Union finally approved the definitive funding scheme for the Galileo and the EGNOS systems. The budgetary resources are set at EUR 3.4 billion, for the period 2007-2013.. I'ts a beginning.. But there are rumors.. Maybe 3.4 billion are not enough!? The very important thing is that the Council, the political drive of the EU, agreed on the Galileo programme for real.
8/04/2008 The Galileo Supervisory Authority (GSA) has released a new version of the Galileo Open Service Signal-In-Space Interface Control Document.
The European Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is finally beginning to run.