Pakistan to Launch Remote Sensing Satellite in July 2018

Pakistan to Launch Remote Sensing Satellite in July 2018

Pakistan will be launching a PakTES-1A, a remote sensing satellite (RSS) in July 2018. Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal revealed this news on social media on Sunday. Pakistan to Launch Remote Sensing Satellite in July 2018

According to Dr Faisal, PakTES-1A iss an indigenously developed remote sensing satellite. He further added that this remote sensing satellite has 285kg weight and will be launched at 610km sun-synchronous orbit next month.

Pakistan to Launch Remote Sensing Satellite in July 2018

Pakistan Technology Evaluation Satellite (PakTES-1A) is a fully indigenous project of the scientists and engineers of Pakistan Space (SPARCO) from concept to completion.

Furthermore, in 2016, China and Pakistan had signed an agreement for the launch of a special remote sensing satellite. Presently, three satellites are under design by SUPARCO in collaboration with different universities throughout China. Earlier this year, Beijing had announced it would launch two remote sensing satellites for Pakistan.

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