U.K. Gov. abandons its Global Navigation Satellite System

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U.K. Gov. abandons its Global Navigation Satellite System

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After just 18 months into the project and at a cost of £64m,the Government has given up on it Global Navigation Satellite System. The project was intended to be an independent alternative to America's GPS and the EU's Galileo ( from which the U.K. is now excluded ).
Now the Government is persuing the use of a private satellite system. This is reckoned to be cheaper than the GNSS, which was budgeted at £90m.
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£90 million? a piffling amount compared to the money that is being thrown about at present, an actually only another £30million needs to be found :roll:
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The cost of the unfinished project would have far outstripped the planned budget, which is why the government has cancelled it.
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I wonder who is developing such a system? I'm wondering if a space company from London is involved? Now many companies are developing spacecraft and systems, which in general allows the world to move forward towards the space future.
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"From London"?

Skyrora are headquartered in Edinburgh.
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