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MSAS General Introduction

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Title MSAS General Introduction
Author(s) GMV.
Level Basic
Year of Publication 2011
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The Multi-functional Satellite Augmentation System (MSAS) is the Japanese SBAS System: 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).

MSAS is intended to enable aircraft to rely on GPS for all phases of flight, including precision approaches to any airport within its coverage area. Tests had been accomplished successfully, MSAS for aviation use was commissioned on September 27, 2007.

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