Pakistan Space and Satellite Developments

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    Eight countries, including China, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru and Thailand signed the convention last October in Beijing and made China its hosting country and Beijing its headquarters. Earlier this month, Turkey also signed the convention, becoming the ninth member of the organization.
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    The Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation (Apsco), an international governmental organisation with its headquarters in Beijing, aims to promote multilateral cooperation in space technology and its application in the region.

    The eight nations are Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru and Thailand. Representatives from Argentina, Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia, Ukraine also attended the signing ceremony of the Apsco convention.

    The Apsco will be officially set up in Beijing after China receives final approval from at least five participating countries, Xinhua news agency reported.

    While meeting with the representatives, Chinese Vice Premier Huang Ju said China will work closely with related countries to contribute to the peaceful use of outer space.
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    Musharraf calls for putting Pakistan on world's Map of Space


    By Sarah Kamal 'Pakistan Times' Special Correspondent

    ISLAMABAD: President General Pervez Musharraf has expressed the government's resolve to put Pakistan on the world's map of space-faring nations and bring its enormous benefits to the people.

    "We must explore space and bring its benefits to the people of Pakistan," he said while addressing the passing out of first batch of B.Sc students of Institute of Space Technology (IST) in highly specialized disciplines of aeronautical and aeronautical engineering and communication systems engineering.

    Federal Ministers, Services Chiefs, senior government officials and faculty of the Institute, besides parents and relatives of graduating students attended the First Commencement ceremony.

    The President noted that the country's space programme had been neglected by various governments and there was not adequate funding for its development.

    However, the present government provided necessary finances to all research and strategic organizations to achieve the desired objectives, he added.

    The government also brought SUPARCO under the umbrella of the National Command Authority, at par with other strategic organizations, while realizing the immense potential that space offers in the socio-economic development and security of the country.

    President Musharraf recalled his visit to SUPARCO last year and said he was happy to see progress and turn around brought about by the motivated team of young engineers and technicians.

    Giving his vision of Pakistan's Space Programme, he asked the SUPARCO to develop the country's capacity to make and launch different types of satellites, especially communication, remote sensing and meterological satellites.

    "We expect SUPARCO to deliver as the PAEC, NESCOM and KRL delivered in nuclear and missile fields," he said and asked the graduating students to dedicate themselves to the fulfilment of the vision.

    President Musharraf described development of human resources as the key to the country's future success in all fields, including the space technology and applications.

    "We are trying our best to improve the quality of education to the grassroots and enhance human resources. That is the future," he added.

    In this respect, the President referred to the Ph.D programmes and said the government was targeting to produce 1500 Ph.Ds every year by 2010 to improve the faculty.

    These efforts and improved human resources would lead Pakistan to a knowledge-based society and transform its economy, he added.

    He said it was unfortunate that developing countries like Pakistan remained bogged down in agriculture only. "Agriculture is not going to take us to new heights and boost our economy," he added.

    The President, therefore, underscored the need of focusing on science and technology and transform the country into a knowledge-based economy.

    Drawing comparison between a developing country and a small but developed country, he said the difference was the knowledge- based economy and the cutting edge in technology possessed by the later.

    President Musharraf said the progress in science and technology has helped the country in its quest of indigenization, leading to reduced cost of products.

    He expressed his satisfaction that Pakistan was moving on the path of knowledge-based economy, and added, its benefits will follow and continue snow-balling in the long term.

    President Musharraf also asked the students to have conviction in themselves and the country and project positive image of Pakistan.

    He asked them to fight those who talk against the country and bring a bad name to the nation.

    The President advised them to develop good character by inculcating virtues of honesty, truthfulness, humility and contentment.

    He also announced grant of Rs.500 million for IST in the first stage and a similar amount in the second stage to help the organization achieve its objectives.

    Chairman Higher Education Commission, Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman highlighted the magnanimous support being provided to IST in the form of induction of highly qualified foreign faculty, provision of funds for strengthening of human resource, Ph.D scholarships and other infrastructure facilities.●



    http://www.pakistantimes.net/2006/08/13/top4.htm
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    China, Pakistan to launch 3 satellites: Cooperation may also cover cyber-security

    BEIJING, Aug 30: China will work with Pakistan to launch three earth resource satellites over the next five years. Officials on Wednesday said that relevant institutions of the two counties had already started groundwork to launch the satellites within the stipulated period.

    According to the sources, Pakistan-China bilateral cooperation in the space industry could span a broad spectrum of topics, including climate science, clean energy technologies, clean water technologies, cyber-security, basic space, atmospheric and earth sciences and marine sciences, the sources added.

    The two countries have been playing an active role at the regional level as well, strengthening cooperation in the space industry. Pakistan, China and seven other countries signed a treaty for the establishment of Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation (APSCO) in 2005, and it would take effect upon ratification by five members.

    China’s legislature ratified the treaty in June, said Jin Zhuanglong, deputy director of the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. “We are looking forward to expand the country’s share of the international market for satellite launches and other space services,” he added.

    Mr Jin told an international conference on the space industry that China had already signed 16 pacts with 13 governments and organisations and established space industry cooperation with more than 40 countries and international organisations.

    Specifically, he said, China would deepen cooperation with Russia, the Ukraine and other European countries as well as South American countries such as Argentina, Chile and Peru.

    In Asia, China is actively engaged in the setting up APSCO, which would be based in Beijing. Eight countries — China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Mongolia, Peru and Thailand — signed the document last October. Turkey also signed the convention June this year, making it the ninth member of the organisation.

    The APSCO will be formally established after China receives approvals from at least five participating countries’ parliaments. Chinese Vice-Premier Huang Ju said in a statement that China will work closely with related countries to contribute to the peaceful use of outer space.

    The formation of the APSCO will be beneficial to further exchanges and cooperation in space technology and its application and promoting economic and social development, and common prosperity, in the region, he added.

    http://www.dawn.com/2006/08/31/top18.htm
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    Communication Satellite
    Currently a leased satellite PAKSAT 1 is placed in the
    38 degree East longitude slot allotted to Pakistan. In
    principal approval has been granted by the government of
    Pakistan for the replacement of PAKSAT 1 by a new
    communication satellite Paksat 1R when the lease period
    runs out. Feasibility & system definition studies for
    developing the Communication Satellite are in process
    and when completed will be presented to the government
    for approval.

    www.suparco.gov.pk
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    Remote Sensing Satellite
    Remote Sensing satellites have applications in a variety
    of fields like the agricultural sector, forestry, urban
    planning, resource management, pollution monitoring etc.
    Since these applications contribute to the socio
    economic development of a country; it is very important
    to have remote sensing satellites to aid the
    developmental process. As such Feasibility & system
    definition studies for remote sensing satellites are in
    process and when completed will be presented to the
    government for approval.


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    Pakistan and China should try to work on launching there own GPS like system into space. The US holds a monoploy on such technologies and has in the past decade had nearly doubled its conventional firepower on the GPS system alone via bombs, fighters, missiles, ships etc
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    Has anyone tried to visit SUPARCO? I was living close to there, but never tried to visit it. It seems to be highly classified research & development center.
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    Suparco is currently working on many secret developements along with Pakistan's balllistic missile program
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    hello ya its for sure musharraf looks forward for 2008
    wen pakistan will enter into space yahoo
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    " I want to know all about pakistan's program" -----guy you sound like an ndian spy who is trying to scratch some information from kids and relatives or friends of people working on the space program.
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    NASA installs air pollution monitoring equipment in Pakistan

    Tuesday January 9

    Lahore, Jan 9 (ANI): Growing its international air pollution monitoring network further, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the US has installed a Sun Photo Spectrometer equipment worth 24,000 dollars in Pakistan to monitor pollution in the country.

    NASA will also train the local engineers for operating and collecting data through the equipment, which is able of monitoring type of pollutants and intensity of pollution in the lower and upper atmosphere by tracking solar radiation.

    The equipment will be installed at Lahore's Meteorological Department office free of cost to measure the level of pollution and the type of pollutants. I will also evaluate their reasons and impact on crop, human health and affect on other living creatures, including cattle, The Nation reported.

    After collecting the data, Pakistan will share it with NASA to enable it to evaluate the intensity of pollution and its variations.

    The paper quoted sources as saying that the equipment is working on experimental basis and it would be fully functional in a couple of months.

    Pakistan is not the only country where NASA has installed Sun Photo Spectrometer. In a bid to extend its air pollution-monitoring network, the US space agency has installed pollution monitoring equipments in a number of countries, including in many in Asia.

    And, now, it is paying attention to Asia to know the reasons behind the high pollution level in this continent, so that the situation here can be improved.

    http://in.news.yahoo.com/070109/139/6aytv.html
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    India exporting smog to Pakistan?

    Reshma Patil

    Mumbai, January 8, 2007

    Promoting cross-border infiltration is a charge India has repeatedly brought against Pakistan. Now, Pakistan has accused India of the same — but it is a rather hazy charge. Literally.

    The Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) has launched a three-year study to "substantiate earlier findings" that smog in Pakistani Punjab is caused by "excessive burning of coal by India's thermal power plants," the Pakistani daily Dawn said on Sunday.

    There are three thermal power plants in Indian Punjab close to the Pakistani border — Bathinda, Lehra Mohabbut in Sangrur district, and Ropar.

    Dawn quoted Pakistani minister Malik Amin Aslam as saying that once the findings were proven, Islamabad would discuss the matter with New Delhi.

    It also quoted anonymous SUPARCO officials as saying that Pakistan had taken up the matter informally with India "on a number of occasions, but the Indian side was in a state of denial".

    SUPARCO chief Arshad Siraj was unavailable for a comment.

    In Delhi, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) dismissed the report as far-fetched. CPCB member-secretary B Sengupta told HT that emissions from Indian power plants were not polluting Pakistan.

    "It is not correct to say this, they have no scientific evidence," Sengupta said. He denied anyone from Pakistan had been in touch with India on this. "Nobody (from Pakistan) has contacted us so far."

    Indian experts said winter surface temperatures ensure polluting emissions remain localised. "The Pakistani claim is not supported by evidence," J Srinivasan of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, said.

    "They would have to prove that the wind direction was from India to Pakistan. But in winter, wind moves from India to the Arabian Sea."

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1893262,0008.htm
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    Pakistan selects Telesat for procurement and launch of Paksat 1-R satellite
    Tuesday March 13, 2007

    OTTAWA, March 13 /CNW/ - Telesat, one of the world's leading satellite operators, announced today that it has signed a consulting contract with the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), Pakistan's national space agency. Under the agreement, Telesat will assist SUPARCO in the procurement and launch of the Paksat-1R satellite, which will replace the existing Paksat-1 in 2010.

    "Telesat's new relationship with Pakistan's national space agency is testimony to Telesat's longstanding reputation for integrity, reliability and deep expertise in the field of satellite communications services," said Dan Goldberg, Telesat's president and CEO. "For more than 35 years, Telesat has been a pioneer in leading-edge satellite communications and it's a privilege to put that experience to work to benefit the people of Pakistan."

    Telesat's services will include initiating, evaluating and recommending manufacturer proposals for Paksat-1R, and providing technical and commercial advisors during the negotiation process. Telesat will also help oversee the construction of the new satellite, and will monitor the launch and in-orbit testing services.

    "SUPARCO is committed to explore and expand our country's satellite technology, and Telesat can certainly help in reaching this goal," said a SUPARCO spokesperson. "Telesat shares SUPARCO's vision and passion for developing advanced satellite services for the benefit of millions of people, everyday."

    About Telesat (www.telesat.ca)

    Headquartered in Ottawa, Telesat Canada is one of the world's pioneers in satellite communications and systems management. Created in 1969, the company made history three years later with the launch of Anik A1, the world's first domestic communications satellite in geostationary orbit operated by a commercial company.

    Telesat operates a fleet of satellites that provide broadcast distribution and telecommunications services, and is a highly respected consultant and partner in satellite ventures around the world. Telesat has offices throughout Canada, in the United States and in Brazil. On December 18th, 2006, Telesat's parent company, BCE Inc., agreed to sell the satellite operator for $3.25 billion, net of debt, to a new acquisition company formed by Canada's Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) and Loral Space & Communications Inc. As part of the agreement, Loral will transfer the fixed satellite services and network services assets of Loral Skynet to the new acquisition company, which assets will be combined with Telesat's.

    About SUPARCO (www.suparco.gov.pk)

    Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) is the National space agency responsible for executing projects related to the National Space Programme. Established in 1962, SUPARCO is devoted to research and development in space sciences, space technology and their applications. The agency works to develop and promote indigenous capabilities in space technology to bring about socio-economic benefits for Pakistan.

    SUPARCO is actively involved in the development of capability and human resources required for the effective implementation of the National Space Programme. SUPARCO has earlier designed, developed and launched two Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) experimental satellites, BADR-1 and BADR-B. A communication satellite, Paksat-1, was deployed at 38 degrees E orbital slot in December 2002, which has since been offering satellite capacity to various telecom service providers. SUPARCO is also acquiring Remote Sensing Satellite data using its Satellite Ground Station in Islamabad and marketing the same.

    http://biz.yahoo.com/cnw/070313/telesat_launch_paksat.html?.v=1
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    urdu zaban main dunya ka sub say kasir-ul-asahaat or bain-ul-aqwami shuhrat yafta science risala.
    yeh buhat hi acha risala hay urdu zaban main sciene ki maloomat kay liay or compuet ki maloomat kay liay or world defence ki maloomat kay liay
    yeh mahanama risala hay
    is ko parhain buaht hi acha Sceince magzine hay :tup: