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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: 35,786.0 km
Apogee: 35,800.8 km
Inclination: 0.1 °
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   24103.90395024 -.00000357  00000-0  00000-0 0  9991
2 42917   0.0532 198.2815 0001747 184.4149 271.3391  1.00273011 24286
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC