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Galileo takes off

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Enterprise & Industry magazine.

The successful launch of the first two operational Galileo satellites on 21 October 2011 confirms Europe’s arrival on the global satellite navigation stage. This is about more than prestige, it's about growth and jobs which are key priorities in the current economic climate. Satellite navigation technologies play an ever-increasing role in the global economy and the lives of citizens. Galileo is expected to benefit both European citizens and enterprises from potentially every sector.

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Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, ‘EU Satellite Navigation Programmes’ Units entr-galileo@ec.europa.eu

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