Pakistan all set to launch remote sensing satellite next month

Published: June 24, 2018
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PakTES-1A is fully indigenous project of scientists and engineers of SUPARCO. PHOTO: PAKISTAN FO

PakTES-1A is fully indigenous project of scientists and engineers of SUPARCO. PHOTO: PAKISTAN FO

Pakistan is set to launch PakTES-1A, an indigenously developed remote sensing satellite (RSS) in July this year, Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Muhmmad Faisal said on Sunday.

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In a tweet, the spokesman said that PakTES-1A was an indigenously developed remote sensing satellite that weighed 285 kg. It will be launched at 610 km sun-synchronous orbit in July, 2018, he said and also shared the picture of the satellite’s model.

From concept till launch, Pakistan Technology Evaluation Satellite (PakTES-1A) is a fully indigenous project of the scientists and engineers of Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco).

In March, the country had marked a significant milestone in space technology by securing a geostationary orbital slot along with previous frequency resources ensuring a continuous and expanding foothold in the extraterrestrial world.

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The Suparco inked the deal with China Great Wall Industry Cooperation (CGWIC) to acquire communication satellite PakSat Multi Satellite (PakSat-MM1).

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Asif
    Jun 24, 2018 - 7:56PM

    “The Suparco inked the deal with China Great Wall Industry Cooperation (CGWIC) to acquire communication satellite PakSat Multi Satellite (PakSat-MM1).” This contradicts the complete article. Indigenous my foot.Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Jun 24, 2018 - 9:29PM

    How does Pakistan launch anything without rocket capability? Or The headline should read China launches Pakistani satelliteRecommend

  • numbersnumbers
    Jun 25, 2018 - 12:57AM

    Launch From Where, riding on Who’s rocket?
    Article is somewhat vague about those points!Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    Jun 25, 2018 - 6:08AM

    And where in Pakistan can the people go to watch this launch live??????Recommend

  • Khan
    Jun 25, 2018 - 8:15AM

    Why does the news agency or SUPARCO has to make such a blatant lie!! The satellite is built in China and will be launched from China using their rocket!!Recommend

  • Engr.Amir Sultan Rana
    Jun 25, 2018 - 8:52AM

    CongratulationsRecommend

  • Sana
    Jun 25, 2018 - 1:46PM

    It will be launched fron ChinaRecommend

  • concerned
    Jun 26, 2018 - 11:51AM

    vague article, should be more detailed. Whats the point of printing a half researched/information story.Recommend

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