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QZS 2

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2017-028A

Description

Quasi Zenith Satellite, OZS 2 is a Japanese satellite navigation system operating from inclined, elliptical geosynchronous orbits to achieve optimal high-elevation visibility in urban canyons and mountainous areas. The navigation system objective is to broadcast GPS-interoperable and augmentation signals as well as original Japanese (QZSS) signals from a three-spacecraft constellation.

Alternate Names

  • 42738
  • Michibiki 2
  • QZS2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2017-06-01
Launch Vehicle: H-2A
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan

Funding Agency

  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)

Discipline

  • Navigation/Global Positioning

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 
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