Japan Revises Space Policy for the First Time in Five Years

Japan launches new unit to step up defence in outer space
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The Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), also known as Michibiki (みちびき), is a four-satellite regional time transfer system and a satellite-based augmentation system developed to enhance the US-operated Global Positioning System (GPS) in the Asia-Oceania regions, with a focus on Japan. The Japanese government held a meeting of its Strategic Headquarters for Space Development on Monday, where they outlined the country’s 10-year basic space policy. Revised for the first time in five years, Japan changed its space policy with the hope of sending the country’s astronauts to the Moon as part of a US lunar probe. As part of the […]

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