Japan launches fourth Michibiki satellite for hi-tech GPS

Posted on:11 Oct 2017 14:44:05
Japan launches fourth Michibiki satellite for hi-tech GPS
11 October 2017 Current Affairs: The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched Michibiki-4 satellite (QZSS-4) onboard of H-IIA rocket from Tanegashima Space Centre.

It was the fourth satellite in Michibiki series i.e. Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), which is a satellite-based high-precision global positioning system.

Michibiki-4 is third QZSS satellite to be launched in 2017 and once operational it will bring the constellation of QZSS to its operating capacity of four until a planned expansion to 8 satellites occurs around 2023.

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