Japan expects GPS satellite to generate 2-t.-yen market
Jiji -- Jun 06
Japan predicts that its second satellite aimed at establishing the country's version of the Global Positioning System will generate markets of more than 2 trillion yen across a wide range of fields, such as engineering, construction, surveying and farming.

The satellite, the Michibiki No. 2, was successfully launched on Thursday, with the government planning to send up two more within this year.

A number of startups in provincial areas joined tests using the first Michibiki, launched in 2010, taking advantage of the satellite data that are available for use across the country.

Aomori-based startup Forte conducted a test of a system for pedestrians using the Michibiki in the northeastern Japan city in December 2014.

News source: Jiji
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