Satellites are among humanity's greatest ever inventions. Don't believe it? Then take a look at what a world without satellites would be like.
The European satellite navigation system Galileo has partially failed. The operating company GSA already reported the first failure on July 11. The emergency SAR function, however, is still in operation.
Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX has launched the US military's most powerful navigation satellite. The company's first national security space mission had been delayed due to production delays and adverse weather.
Africa's space race is accelerating as more countries on the continent launch satellites. This is bringing faster internet, better weather forecasting and improved disaster management to the continent.
The UK will develop its own "alternative" to the EU's satellite navigation project, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. Strife over access to Galileo has caused negotiation headaches — but May's woes are far from over.
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