Europe’s GALILEO (The European Satellite Navigation System) Galileo is Europe’s own global navigation satellite system, providing a highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control. It is interoperable with GPS and GLONASS.   GLONASS is managed for the Russian Federation Government by the Russian Space Forces. The first GLONASS satellites were launched into orbit in 1982.   Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System is a constellation of seven satellites, 3 in GEO and 4 in GSO orbit. The first satellite is planned to be launched in 2011. The IRNSS is expected to provide position accuracies similar to the Global Positioning System (10m over Indian landmass and 20m over the Indian Ocean) in a region centred around the country with coverage extending up to 1,500 km from India.]]>