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QZS-4 (MICHIBIKI-4)

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QZS-4 (MICHIBIKI-4) is classified as:


NORAD ID: 42965
Int'l Code: 2017-062A
Perigee: 32,646.7 km
Apogee: 38,949.1 km
Inclination: 40.6 °
Period: 1,436.3 minutes
Semi major axis: 42168 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: October 9, 2017
Source: Japan (JPN)
Launch site: TANEGASHIMA SPACE CENTER (TNSTA)

QZS-4 (MICHIBIKI-4) is the fourth member of Japan's regional satellite navigation network, conceived to improve GPS coverage over Japanese territory. Michibiki is a nickname for the quasi-zenith satellites, meaning 'guiding' or 'showing the way' in Japanese. The satellite is designed for a 15-year service life in an orbit inclined approximately 41 degrees to the equator. QZS-4 (MICHIBIKI-4) is roughly identical to the Michibiki 2 satellite launched in June 2017.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 42965U 17062A   18171.90657209 -.00000354 +00000-0 +00000-0 0  9991
2 42965 040.6092 021.3049 0747278 271.4896 079.9760 01.00257028002566
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC