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Japan readies second Michibiki satellite for QZSS

April 10, 2017By
Artist's rendering of Japan's second Michibiki positioning satellite.

The second satellite in the Japanese Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) is scheduled for launch in June. QZSS will be a satellite augmentation system for GPS in the region of Japan. The first Michibiki satellite was launched Sept. 11, 2010. Michibiki 2 will be launched aboard H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 34 from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., according to the Japan Aerospace... read more