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MSAS General Introduction

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Title MSAS General Introduction
Edited by GMV
Level Basic
Year of Publication 2011
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The MTSAT Satellite Augmentation System (MSAS) is the Japanese Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) System:[1] a GPS Augmentation system with the goal of improving its accuracy, integrity, and availability, and that uses the Multifunctional Transport Satellites (MTSAT) owned and operated by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).[2]

First tests were accomplished successfully, and MSAS system for aviation use was declared operational in September 27, 2007,[3][4][5] providing a service of horizontal guidance for En-route through Non-Precision Approach.[1][3][6]

MSAS Related Articles

The following articles include further information about different important topics related to a MSAS:



  1. ^ a b MSAS Current Status, Japan Civil Aviation Bureau, Second Meeting of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG) organized by the International Space Research Organization, Bangalore, India , 5 - 7 September 2007
  2. ^ Multi-Functional Transport Satellite in Wikipedia
  3. ^ a b QZSS / MSAS Status, CGSIC –47th Meeting , Fort Worth, Texas September 25, 2007, Satoshi KOGURE, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, QZSS Project Team
  4. ^ Survey Perspectives – Late April 2008 GPS World, GPS World staff, April 15, 2008
  5. ^ Multi-functional Satellite Augmentation System in Wikipedia
  6. ^ Overview of MSAS, Presentation for ICG-3, 2008