Japan Launched Fourth Satellite for High-Precision GPS

Japan Launched Fourth Satellite for High-Precision GPS

Japan launched a fourth satellite on Tuesday for a new high-precision global positioning system (GPS). This satellite is named as Michibiki satellite that encourage new businesses and help economic growth. Japan Launched Fourth Satellite for High-Precision GPS

The fourth satellite lifted off from Japan’s southern Tanegashima space port aboard an H-2A rocket. Furthermore, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency It takes just over 28 minutes to reach orbit.

Japan Launched Fourth Satellite for High-Precision GPS

Moreover, the four satellites that loop over Japan and Australia in a figure of eight orbit will permit for continuous coverage and puts engineers on course to switch the system on in April.

Additionally, Japanese GPS can locate devices to within several centimeters compared with the commonly-used US system. This US system has an accuracy of about 10 meters.

Furthermore, Japan plans to have seven of the geo-positioning satellites in orbit by 2023.

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