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Japan launches second Michibiki QZSS satellite

June 2, 2017  - By

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched a second navigation satellite on June 1.

The H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 34 (H-IIA F34) delivered into orbit Michibiki No. 2 of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) at 9:17:46 a.m. (JST) from JAXA’s Tanegashima Space Center.

The launch and flight of the rocket proceeded as planned, and the separation of the satellite was confirmed 28 minutes and 21 seconds after the launch time.

The first Michibiki satellite was launched in September 2010.

Watch a video of the launch.

Credit: The Japan News