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QZS-3 (MICHIBIKI-3)

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QZS-3 (MICHIBIKI-3) is classified as:


NORAD ID: 42917
Int'l Code: 2017-048A
Perigee: 35,782.7 km
Apogee: 35,803.6 km
Inclination: 0.0 °
Period: 1,436.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 42164 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: August 19, 2017
Source: Japan (JPN)
Launch site: TANEGASHIMA SPACE CENTER (TNSTA)

QZS-3 (MICHIBIKI-3) is a Japanese satellite designed to be part of a constellation of navigation aids to improve positioning services across the country. Michibiki means 'guiding' or 'showing the way' in Japanese. Built by Mitsubishi Electric, the navigation craft joins two similar satellites launched on H-2A rockets in September 2010 and in June of this year. Those previous spacecraft circle Earth in orbits tilted at an angle to the equator, causing them to oscillate north and south, but remain always fixed over the Asia-Pacific region.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 42917U 17048A   17322.48674984 -.00000349 +00000-0 +00000-0 0  9995
2 42917 000.0452 221.1940 0002489 030.2420 108.5635 01.00273890000849
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC