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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Michibiki 5 (QZS-5)

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LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

December 30, 2024 at 7:00 PM EST

(December 31, 2024 at 12:00 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

December 30, 2024 at 7:00 PM EST

(December 31, 2024 at 12:00 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

December 30, 2024 at 7:00 PM EST

(December 31, 2024 at 12:00 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Navigation
    • QZSS (Quasi Zenith Satellite System) is a Japanese satellite navigation system operating from inclined, elliptical geosynchronous orbits to achieve optimal high-elevation visibility in urban canyons and mountainous areas. The navigation system objective is to broadcast GPS-interoperable and augmentation signals as well as original Japanese (QZSS) signals from a three-spacecraft constellation. The navigation system objective is to broadcast GPS-interoperable and augmentation signals as well as original Japanese (QZSS) signals from a three-spacecraft constellation in inclined, elliptical geosynchronous orbits.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

    Pad

    Yoshinobu Launch Complex LP-2