Road To Glory: Pakistan to Launch First “Remote Sensing Satellite” in 2018


In 2017, Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) reported at World Space Week, that Pakistan’s first remote detecting satellite called PRSS-1 will be propelled in March 2018 but it can take some more time.

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Speculations and Launch Date

Ayaz Aziz Member of Range and Instrumentation (R&I) was the chief guest at a function in the National Center for Remote Sensing and Geo-Informatics.

He said while tending to the ceremony,”Our first optical remote sensing satellite PRSS-1 is all set to be launched in 2018 with which Pakistan will become self-reliant in multispectral imaging thus saving a huge foreign exchange on account of satellite imagery and satellite-based monitoring of various national projects.”

He added,”Our communication satellite Paksat-1R is up and running with efficient provision of communication and broadcast services throughout the country and neighboring regions.”

Agreement for PRSS-1

Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) and China Great Wall Industry Cooperation (CGWIC) in 2017 marked an agreement for the improvement and launch of Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-1) System.

Government Minister Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal and Yin Limping, President of CGWIC reached the noteworthy arrangement.

Addressing the event, Ahsan Iqbal said that reaching this noteworthy agreement took the evergreen longtime time companionship amongst China and Pakistan from higher than the Himalayas to higher than the stars.

He said that respective collaboration between the two nations in space area will open new doors of financial and logical participation, giving the lift to the noteworthy mutual benefits in different fields.

At present, Pakistan just has one satellite in space. “Our correspondence satellite Paksat-1R is up and running with the best efficiency and communicate all through the nation and neighboring areas.”

Notable Benefits

After the satellite’s launch, Pakistan won’t need to pay huge money to foreign space organizations for satellite-dependent information.

Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite is a dual purpose Earth observational and optical satellite. The perception and data collected from satellites have demonstrated important in monetary advancement.

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