A rocket was launched from Tanegashima Space Centre early on Thursday morning as part of Japan’s efforts to construct its own global positioning system. The H-IIA 34 rocket was carrying a quasi-zenith satellite system named ‘Michibiki’, meaning ‘guidance’. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Mitsubishi Heavy Industry plan to launch two more such satellites by next spring to complete Japan’s GPS. In Japan, users currently rely on location information provided by the US GPS. Once the system is completed, many hope to get much more precise location information.
RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air
Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday
Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT
Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv
RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.