TAG: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Japan launches second Michibiki QZSS satellite

June 2, 2017By

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched a second navigation satellite on June 1. The H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 34 (H-IIA F34) delivered into orbit Michibiki No. 2 of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) at 9:17:46 a.m. (JST) from JAXA’s Tanegashima Space Center. The launch and flight of the rocket proceeded as planned, and the separation of... read more

IAIN World Congress Abstract Deadline Extended to March 31

March 25, 2015By

World Congress 2015, sponsored by the International Association of Institutes of Navigation (IAIN), has extended its deadline for abstract submissions to March 31. The event will be held October 23-25 at the Clarion Congress Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic. After abstracts are reviewed, authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by April 15. Speakers include Satoshi Kogure of the Japan... read more

Danger, Will Robinson! Beware the IMES of Japan

October 8, 2014By

In May 2011, Dinesh Manandhar and Hideyuki Torimoto of GNSS Technologies, Inc., Japan, penned a very interesting article in GPS World titled – Opening Up Indoors: Japan’s Indoor Messaging System, IMES. The opening paragraph of their lengthy article seemingly describes the Holy Grail for the indoor positioning lobby: “An indoor messaging system (IMES) has been developed to meet the challenges of indoor... read more

Preparing for the Next Generation: The Multi-GNSS Asia Demonstration Campaign

December 1, 2011By

A dramatic increase over the next five years to roughly 100 GNSS satellites in the skies over Asia and Oceania makes that region the fastest growing area in GNSS. The Multi-GNSS Asia (MGA) initiative, a cooperative international demonstration campaign, seeks to take full advantage of this scientific and technical windfall, gaining early experience with the new signals and services of multi-constellation GNSS. read more

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Innovation: The Right Attitude

September 1, 2011By

Experimenting with GPS on Board High-Altitude Balloons
In this month’s column, we look at how a team of Dutch and Japanese researchers is using GPS to determine the attitude of a payload launched from a high-altitude balloon. read more

First quasi-zenith satellite, Michibiki, achieves final orbit

September 28, 2010By

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has controlled the orbit of the first quasi-zenith satellite system (QZSS) satellite, Michibiki. JAXA inserted Michibiki into the quasi-zenith orbit from the drift orbit starting on September 21 (Japan Standard Time, JST). The final orbit control operation was performed for about 50 seconds from 6:28 a.m. on September 27 (JST). read more