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QZS 3

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2017-048A

Description

The QZS-3 satellite, which after launch will be named Michibiki No.3, will be placed into geosynchronous transfer orbit by the launch. It is part of a constellation of spacecraft intended to improve the accuracy of satellite navigation in built-up areas. The Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) will initially consist of four satellites, broadcasting additional signals compatible with the US Global Positioning System (GPS).

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2017-08-19
    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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