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Japan on Saturday launched the third satellite in its effort to build a homegrown geolocation system aimed at improving the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres.

An H-IIA rocket blasted off at about 2:30 pm (0530 GMT) from the Tanegashima space centre in southern Japan, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

The rocket successfully released the "Michibiki" No.3 satellite about 30 minutes after launching.

Satellite geolocation systems, initially designed for the US military, now power countless civilian applications, from car navigation to internet browsing on mobile phones.

Japan relies on the US-operated Global Positioning System (GPS).

Saturday's launch was part of a broader plan to build a domestic version with four satellites focusing on the country and wider region. yahoo.com
24 hours ago the cryptocurrency was trading below $3,700.

Yesterday it surged passed $4,000 and has no signs of stopping.

It’s now trading around $4,190.00.

For reference, a week ago Bitcoin hit an all-time high as it passed $3,000 for the first time.

Two weeks ago Bitcoin went through a hard fork, and came out essentially unscathed.

A few days later Bitcoin locked in SegWit, a code modification that fixes malleability issues and frees up space in blocks, allowing for more transactions to be stored in each one. techcrunch.com