QZSS 1 (Michibiki)

Japan

Spacecraft n:

Japanese spacecraft n: 167

QZSS= Quasi-Zenith Satellite System

Launch data:

Designation 37158 / 10045A
Launch date 11 Sep 2010 - 11:17 UT
Launch site Tanegashima, YLP-1
Launch vehicle  H-2A-202
Mission Government: Navigation
Geostationary orbit on Sep 14.48:
Perigee / Apogee 35869 x 35965 km
Eccentricity 0.001
Inclination 40.97 deg
Period 1442.80 min


Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO)
Platform  
Operator Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Mass at launch  4100 kg
Dry Mass 1800 kg
Basic shape  Box + 2 panels
Dimension (m) 2.9 x 3.1 x 6.2
Equipment 
Solar array 25.3 span
Stabilization  
Propulsion 
DC power  
Design lifetime  > million years - still active
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Ref.: #7(JR632), #78a, #206, #226, #245 - update: 09.12.10