H-IIA to launch QZS-3

Japan's H-IIA rocket is set for liftoff on Saturday carrying into orbit the third satellite of the country's Quasi-Zenith Satellite System providing augmentation to the Global Positioning System. Targeting a Geostationary Transfer Orbit, H-IIA will be in action for 29 minutes and fire its upper stage twice before sending the 4,700-Kilogram satellite on its way into orbit. QZS enhances the availability of GPS over the Japanese Islands and the country's urban canyons while also delivering augmentation messages to increase navigation accuracy to one meter.

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Launch Date: August 19, 2017Launch Updates
Launch Window: 05:29-13:16 UTCQuasi-Zenith Satellite System
Launch Site: Tanegashima Space CenterH-IIA 204 Launch Vehicle
Launch Vehicle: H-IIA 204Countdown Timeline
Payload: QZS-3 (4,700kg) Flight Profile
Ascent Duration: 28 min & 40 sec 
Target Orbit: 380 x 35,976km, 20°