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    Re: GPS in other countries
    From: Thomas Schmidt
    Date: 2000 Jan 26, 1:41 AM

    Gordon J. Talge wrote:
    ...
    > Does anyone know if any other countries have their own independent
    > GPS type system or have one in the works?
    
    The Russians have their GLONASS system:
    http://www.rssi.ru/SFCSIC/english.html
    
    > It seems to me that the European Community (and others) could very well
    > set
    > one up on their own.
    
    They do:
    
    http://www.esa.int/Press/98/press19.html
    
    # Go-ahead for a European global navigation satellite system
    #
    # The European Space Agency (ESA), the European Community (EC) and the
    # European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL) have
    # taken an important step towards the development of GNSS, the global navigation
    # satellite system for Europe.
    [...]
    
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      Thomas Schmidt                    e-mail  : schmidt{at}hoki.ibp.fhg.de
    

       
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