Europe's ambition to create a civilian global navigation satellite system (GNSS) complementary to--and eventually independent of--the military GPS and Glonass networks has taken a major step forward. On June 18, the European Commission (EC), European Space Agency and Eurocontrol agreed to formalize their cooperation and to expand it to include a second-generation system, GNSS-2, that could be used instead of GPS and Glonass. The three organizations are already cooperating on a ...


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