Has Galileo lost its way?

 作者:倪肤和     |      日期:2017-12-06 07:01:03
Political infighting is undermining the European Union’s Galileo satellite navigation network. The positioning system was due to be up and running by 2011, ending reliance on the Pentagon-controlled GPS system. Now Galileo’s future is in doubt because of power struggles in the consortium the European Union chose to run it. By the end of last year the consortium, which includes EADS Astrium and Thales of France, was supposed to have formed a single company, says Paul Verhoef, Galileo chief at the European Commission in Brussels. However,