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  1. CNES works to enhance GPS positioning

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    April 13, 2011

    As professional applications relying on the satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS) continue to expand, CNES’s engineers are working tirelessly to improve its positional accuracy.

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  2. 4 Galileo satellites in orbit

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    September 14, 2012

    The 3rd and 4th satellites of the Galileo global satellite navigation system were launched one week ago from the Guiana Space Centre. They have now joined their predecessors, already in orbit for a year, to complete the in-orbit validation phase of the programme.

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  3. CNES expert Laurent Lestarquit wins European Inventor Award 2017

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    June 15, 2017

    Laurent Lestarquit, a CNES expert in GNSS signal processing, with his European team of José Ángel Ávila Rodríguez (Spain), Jean-Luc Issler (France, CNES), Lionel Ries (France and Belgium, with CNES when the invention was patented) and Günter Hein (Germany), has won the European Inventor Award 2017 from a field of 400 inventors.

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  4. First two Galileo satellites set for launch on October 20

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    August 15, 2011

    The first two satellites of Europe’s future navigation system are awaiting launch in French Guiana. Galileo will provide better coverage and positioning accuracy than the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS).

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