spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


Europe set to approve Galileo
Posted: Tue, Mar 26, 2002, 6:14 AM ET (1114 GMT)
GalileoSat illustration European transport ministers are expected to approve plans to fund a satellite navigation system during a meeting that begins Tuesday in Brussels. The transport ministers will likely approve several hundred million euros in funding for Galileo after a summit of European prime ministers endorsed the project earlier this month. Transport ministers had planned to approve funding for Galileo in December, a month after the European Space Agency approved their share of the project's funding, but delayed those plans because of a lack of consensus for the project among European nations. Galileo has been criticized by the US because of the potential for interference with its own navigation system, GPS; Galileo proponents have turned that opposition into a tool to drum up support for the project within Europe. Total cost of Galileo is estimated to be 3.6 billion euros (US$3.15 billion).
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Russia plans to resume crewed Soyuz launches in December
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 9:00 AM ET (1400 GMT)

China launches Beidou satellite
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 8:59 AM ET (1359 GMT)

Dawn mission declared over
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 8:58 AM ET (1358 GMT)

news links
Wednesday, November 14
Campus to honor Apollo 8
Tarrant County College District Collegian — 5:17 am ET (1017 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list