WikiLeaks indiscretion gets German space boss fired

Posted: January 19, 2011 in Uncategorized

The WikiLeaks cablegate saga has claimed its first victim, with the chief executive of a leading German space company losing his job over remarks he made to US diplomats, the BBC reports.

Berry Smutny is alleged to have told the officals that Galileo — a major EU space programme, was a “stupid idea”. Galileo is essentially a sat-nav project that works alongside GPS, providing accurate location data. The project is long overdue, however, and is well over budget.

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