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Program: QZSS


Also called Michibiki (means "guiding" or "showing the way")

Japanese navigation program to enhance GPS precision in Japan.

A first satellite was launched in 2010 and 3 more will de ployed in 2017-2018 (1 GEO and 2 elliptical). This additional has a cost of 117.3 billion yen (over $500 million), team lead by Melco

Status: will be declared operational when 4 satellites are in orbit, probably in 2018

Further developement to reach 7 satellites in 2023 is envisionned.

External resources


http://www.jaxa.jp/projects/sat/qzss/index_e.html

http://qz-vision.jaxa.jp/

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