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Successful Launch of H-IIA rocket carrying Michibiki 4

JAXA - Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) patch.

October 9, 2017

Successful Launch, H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 36 Encapsulating MICHIBIKI No. 4

H-IIA rocket carrying Michibiki 4 launch

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA successfully launched H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 36 (H-IIA・F36) which encapsulates MICHIBIKI No. 4, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System; at 7:01:37a.m., 2017 (JST) from the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center.

Quasi-Zenith Satellite MICHIBIKI 4/H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 36 launch replay

The launch and flight of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 36 proceeded as planned. So did the separation of MICHIBIKI No. 4, which was confirmed at approximately 28 minutes and 20 seconds after liftoff.

Michibiki navigation satellite

Michibiki 4 navigation spacecraft, the fourth member of Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System. Japan plans to initially deploy four QZSS satellites to augment regional navigation services over Japan and neighboring countries provided by the U.S. Global Positioning System.

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Images, Video, Text, Credits: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)/National Research and Development Agency/Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

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