With promises of greater availability and accuracy than the system we all know, the ambitious Galileo system is starting to operate and provide service to users
It is doubtful whether there is any of us who does not use the satellite-based navigation system GPS Compass (RG Global Positioning System), whose name has long been synonymous with this entire advanced navigation field - whether for getting directions onWaze And its similarities, whether to record aerobic training or perhaps just to get accurate weather forecasts for your current location, the American system that was opened for civilian use in the 1980s is probably the one that was based on its services.
Now, after more than 17 years of planning and preparation - theGPS Compass Finally a true European competitor, which promises to be even more accurate.
With an estimated total cost of more than 5 billion, 18 satellites are already in the 23,200-mile MEO orbit today (en route to 30 satellites totaling up to 2020, then the system will reach full operation) and guarantee up to one meter accuracy Only for civilian systems, and even the incredible accuracy of individual inches in dedicated and encrypted channels for military systems - the Galileo system is supposed to be an important positive revolution compared to theGPS Compass Which includes a few meters of precision for civilian systems, and a host of familiar weaknesses and security breaches that make it problematic to use as the only satellite navigation system.
Galileo will be managed by the European Space Navigation Organization (GSA) and European Space Agency (ESA) and began its initial operational operational capabillity phase this week, On 15 in December, When in the company Qualcomm It has been declared that most modern-Snapdragon 625, theSnapdragon 652, theSnapdragon 820 and of course theSnapdragon 821, support navigation based on it - and now all that remains is to find applications that also include Galileo navigation support, plus navigationGPS Compass Good old man.
In this way, Galileo joins theGPS Compass And the Russian GLONASS as a third global navigation system that is freely available to anyone who wants it (and will hold a suitable tech support device, of course), when in the future we may also see the Chinese BeiDou system transform from a local system to a system with wide availability - perhaps parallel to the system The NAVIC of the Indian Government. Will the multitude of GNSS systems benefit the private consumer? Not sure, but in the specific case of the Galileo there seems to be quite a bit of potential, so we will certainly endeavor to give her a chance as soon as possible.