QZSS Satellite ‘Michibiki’ to Launch on September 11

QZSS Satellite 'Michibiki' to Launch on September 11

JAXA has announced the launch date for Japan’s first Quasi-Zenith satellite. On the morning of September 11, H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 18 will carry the satellite, nicknamed Michibiki, to its inclined geosynchronous orbit (IGSO).

The launch was postponed from August 2 because of problems with the onboard reaction wheels. The malfunctioning part was replaced.

JAXA has announced the launch date for Japan’s first Quasi-Zenith satellite. On the morning of September 11, H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 18 will carry the satellite, nicknamed Michibiki, to its inclined geosynchronous orbit (IGSO).

The launch was postponed from August 2 because of problems with the onboard reaction wheels. The malfunctioning part was replaced.It will take off from Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center.

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