EU Urged to Get Galileo System in Orbit

Jun 07, 2007 By JAN SLIVA, Associated Press Writer

(AP) -- As European Union governments consider how to get the problem-plagued Galileo satellite navigation system into orbit, one EU official who has been there has simple advice - do it fast, or else the Chinese will steal the show.



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