TAG: QZSS

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

Japan readies second Michibiki satellite for QZSS

April 10, 2017By

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

NovAtel G-III Reference Receiver Technology Chosen for QZSS

June 17, 2015By

NovAtel Inc. has entered an agreement with NEC Corporation to supply reference receiver products for use in the Quazi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS). QZSS is Japan’s regional satellite-based augmentation system. The NovAtel receivers to be used by QZSS are based on the company’s third-generation (G-III) family of reference receivers. Designed for integrity monitoring and reference measurement applications, the receivers track signals independently... read more

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Spectracom Adds India’s IRNSS, Japan’s QZSS to Simulator Capabilities

March 31, 2015By

Spectracom has added capability to simulate India’s global navigation satellite system, IRNSS, and Japan’s regional satellite system, QZSS, to its GSG-6 Series multi-frequency GNSS signal simulator. The simulator is designed to be field upgradeable to simulate all current and future GNSS constellations so current customers can benefit from these features without the need for a factory return in most cases. “Spectracom understands... read more

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Telit Introduces Jupiter SL869-V2S GPS Module

September 24, 2014By

Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and services, today debuted the Jupiter SL869-V2S GPS module, designed for easy migration between a full-GNSS solution for top-ranked applications and a simple GPS-only solution for less demanding applications. The Jupiter SL869 V2S supports GPS as well as QZSS constellations and is ROM based. Geo-location data is delivered using... read more

QZSS May Expand to Meet Japan’s Surveillance Needs

August 22, 2014By

The Japan News is reporting that the Japanese Committee on the National Space Policy has compiled a draft proposal that includes increasing the number of quasi-zenith satellites (QZSS), Japan’s satellite navigation system, from the current single satellite to a total of four. Currently, Japan is operating only one quasi-zenith satellite, named Michibiki. The increase would be made to strengthen Japan’s overall... read more

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How to Survive a Total Constellation Outage

April 3, 2014By

Yesterday we posted news of an 11-hour downtime for the full GLONASS constellation, due to an upload of bad ephemerides. Coincidentally, during that 11-hour period, the mass-market chip company Broadcom was conducting multi-constellation receiver tests in Asia. Frank van Diggelen, Broadcom’s chief GNSS scientist and vice president says, “We have definitive data to show how a multi-constellation receiver survives such... read more