Update for 6:45 p.m. ET: Mitsubishi Hefty Industries has introduced that the H-2A rocket is now scheduled to raise off at 10:19 p.m. EDT (0219 GMT 11:19 a.m. JST).
Japan’s H-2A rocket will launch a navigation satellite now (Oct. 25), and you can observe the event stay.
A livestream for the launch will start out at 9:45 p.m. EDT (0145 GMT or 10:45 a.m. area time Tuesday, Oct. 26). You can observe it are living in the window above, courtesy of Mitsubishi Major Industries, which builds and operates H-2A rockets the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). You can also watch it straight by way of the company’s YouTube. Launch is scheduled to take location at the Tanegashima Place Centre in Japan amongst 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. EDT Monday (0200-0300 GMT or 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. community time Tuesday).
The satellite, QZS-1R, will be a replacement for the Quasi-Zenith Satellite Technique 1 satellite procedure first launched in 2010. The official QZSS internet site lists four satellites in the constellation: QZS-1, QZS-2, QZS-3 and QZS-4.
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The QZSS constellation will sooner or later consist of a total of seven satellites that fly in an orbit passing via a in the vicinity of-zenith (or directly overhead) over Japan, and it is intended to share virtually the exact transmission signals as current GPS satellites, in accordance to JAXA. It is specifically optimized for mountainous and city locations in Japan, JAXA reported.
Mitsubishi Industries will be launching the satellite on an H-2A 202 rocket. The launch process has been operational since 2003 and has sent satellites to destinations this sort of as Venus (Akatsuki) and Mars (Emirates Mars Mission.) This will be the 1st launch of the HII-A since Nov. 29, 2020, when Japan introduced an state-of-the-art relay satellite with laser communications tech into orbit.
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