New Energy and Industrial Technology
Development Organization

Drones and Robots for
Ecologically Sustainable Societies project(DRESS project)

Quasi-Zenith Satellite System “MICHIBIKI” Service Launching Ceremony


On November 1st, 2018, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) “MICHIBIKI” Service Launching Ceremony (organized by the Cabinet Office Space Development Strategy Promotion Office, co-sponsored by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Ltd.) was held in Tokyo.

???? QZSS “MICHIBIKI” service launching ceremony (QZSS website) (Japanese only)

???? QZSS “MICHIBIKI” service launching ceremony (November 1st, 2018 Prime Minister’s Office of Japan homepage) (Japanese only)


As R&D using QZSS was promoted in the DRESS project, NEDO and participants of the DRESS project also attended the ceremony to celebrate the launch of the service.

The main R&D using QZSS in the DRESS project is below.

???? Development of autonomous dynamic rerouting technology for unmanned aerial vehicles using QZSS

???? R&D of quasi-zenith satellite compatible receiver for sharing accurate positioning information

???? R&D of low power consumption of quasi-zenith satellite receiver

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