World News: US and EU to reach GPS-Galileo agreement this week

World News:  US and EU to reach GPS-Galileo agreement this week

According to a Reuters report, the US and EU are close to signing an agreement that would allow their satellite navigation systems to work together to provide more accurate images and information.

Under the agreement, both EU and US satellites would send information on the same radio frequency, enabling receivers to get signals from both systems and combine the data.

The EU plans to have its Galileo system fully operational by 2012; the US is in the process of updating its GPS system.

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