Satellite QZS-1 (Quazi-Zenith Satellite System, Michibiki) of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names QZS-1 (Quazi-Zenith Satellite System, Michibiki)
Country of Operator/Owner Japan
Operator/Owner Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Users Government
Purpose Navigation
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 32618
Apogee (km) 38950
Eccentricity 0.0751055653081558
Inclination (degrees) 40
Period (minutes) 1436
Launch Mass (kg.) 4000
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 11-09-2010
Expected Lifetime
Contractor Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Country of Contractor Japan
Launch Site Tanegashima Space Center
Launch Vehicle H-2A
COSPAR Number 2010-045A
NORAD Number 37158
Comments First in three-satellite constellation for navigation.


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