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Japan Launched fourth Michibiki satellite for High-precision GPS

Published on October 12, 2017
Japan has launched fourth satellite for a new high-precision global positioning system (GPS).
Japan Launched fourth Michibiki satellite for High-precision GPS
  • It aims to encourage new businesses and help spur economic growth.
  • The fourth Michibiki satellite was launched from Japan’s southern Tanegashima spaceport
  •  Japan plans to have seven of the geo-positioning satellites in orbit by 2023.
  • The first satellite was put into orbit in 2010 
  • Third and fourth are expected to be launched by March 2018 to start the service.
  • Michibiki, meaning guidance in Japanese
  • This satellite is intended for civilian use, with a claimed positioning accuracy down to mere centimetres (inches).
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