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Japan to build fleet of navigation satellites

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:47 PM

Japan to build fleet of navigation satellites


spaceflightnow.com said:

The Japanese government has ordered three navigation satellites from Mitsubishi Electric Corp., expanding the country's program to augment GPS navigation signals for users in the Asia-Pacific region.

Japan's Cabinet Office announced the expansion of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System on March 29, approving a $526 million contract with Mitsubishi Electric for the construction of three satellites for launch before the end of 2017.

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