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Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite System - PRSSS News & Update

Discussion in 'Pakistan Strategic Forces' started by Arsalan, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. MM_Haider

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    in one post you said the satellite will launched by 2017... and in second one you were implying that Pakistan isn't launching anything till 18, 19.;


    either you are a liar or obstinate or both!.. the you also have problem with Pakistan's launching the satellite from it's own soil.. and now you don't know what resources are... jeez.. it seems I am talking to a wall..
     
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    Where is PRSSS?
    If Pakistan had remote sensing satellite today,Indian Dams could have been watched in real time and release of water predicted.Saving lives and properties of Pakistanis.
     
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    Why not they ask from private people to invest in satellite manufacturing and operations with SUPARCO and NESCOM.
     
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    Still under development with launch delayed to 2016 as far as i remember due to financial constrains!
    Further more to monitor floods it do not need a satellite but devoted people and department who know what they are doing and then do it as well!! Yes satellite images would be helpful but if the departments are not bothering to monitor weather forecasts (and for the sake of it a 10000 Rs android phone can give you an idea ) and are not willing to act of reports filed in 2011 then we will need Aliens rather then mere satellite to avoid this situation next year.
     
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    I think they should ask private people from Pakistan to invest in it/
     
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    They should but i do not think that will be fruitful. Pakistan do not have any history in this field.
    We are not a good market for space oriented missions and products so Private Sector wont be much interested.
    Yes we can ask and bring in private sector in engine developments of land vehicles, may be jet engines at some stage, thing may get there slowly but surely but space technology,, i do not see much Private sector interest in this for decades to come. Lets see!
     
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    The satellite which is present in space is working well and is made in Pakistan with foreign origin components. So we can establish a network of communication satellites across Asia?
     
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    Why will any foreign or even local investor invest is something with such low rate of interest. Also what will attack them to invest with a one satellite Pakistani program where there are many many more much potential markets available like Korea, Japan, India China etc!!
    Launching PAKSAT 1R do not makes us a world leader in this field and do not advocate our status us a potential market for space oriented investment :)
     
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    Even if you have been reading up the warning from the meteorological departments of various states, you will have this information instead of needing a satellite.
    India also does not have storage dams, only run of the river projects. So water release is not managed. If it rains, you get water.

    Water takes a while to reach from India to Pakistan, so real time data is not really necessary.
     
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    So what would be the cost of Communication Satellite that also provides GPS coordinates and stays Stationary :pakistan:
     
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    GPS coordinates CANNOT be provided by one satellite!

    mmm what post are you actually replying too? o_O
     
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    EDIT: Adding 2.5m GSD image sample, the old picture was deleted from internet and is no longer available.


    It have been announced that Pakistan is to launch first indigenous Remote Sensing Satellite System (RSSS) with in 2011.

    there have been certain speculation about the capabilities of the system. i have been studying the project since NCA approved Space Program 2040 a few months back. have studied the first PRSSS and here are a few fact that i have come up with:


    Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite - PRSS

    First to understand the concept of remote sensing satellite, remote sensing is the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon, without making physical contact with the object.


    Pakistan plan to launch its first indigenous RSSS in 2011. After the success of BADR series of experimental satellites, BADAR 1 and 2, Pakistan now plans to launch high resolution remote sensing satellite system (RSSS) for satellite imagery. The BADR family of satellite was all Low Earth Observational satellites that can take low resolution low quality images of the earth. BADR-II carried Earth Imaging Payload on experimental basis which was a success. The primary use was experimental base, it provided the scientists with necessary know how to develop space satellites. Moreover, they are also useful to take images of earth with lesser resolution that can be used to monitor crop areas, forest area, flood damage etc.


    Going forward with the Space Program 2040, the two first targets are:


    1- Launch of High Resolution Optical imagery satellite.(Remote Sensing Satellite System/RSSS)

    2- Launch of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Satellites.


    Remote Sensing Satellite System:

    The Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS) or RSSS is being developed as a dual purpose Earth observational and optical satellite which is scheduled to launch by the end year of 2011 for the replacement of BADR-II satellite. The satellite is being manufacture indigenously in Lahore SUPARCO center. The satellite will be equipped with very high resolution radio meter and possibly a SAR.(Synthetic Aperture Radar)


    RSSS is planned to be a progressive and sustainable program. Initially, SUPARCO plans to launch an optical satellite with payload of 2.5 meter PAN in 700 km sun-synchronous orbit by the end of year 2011.


    For reference 2.5m GSD image will look like:
    NigeriaSat2_AutoA.jpg

    The RSSS will be significant as it will be a dual purpose satellite. Will be able to take High Resolution images of earth that will be used for military as well as civilian use.

    The High Resolution Images can be used for:

    Earth Observation:

    Annual crop estimation so that import or exports can be planned accordingly.

    Detection of mineral resources.

    Detection of underground water and mineral resources for better utilization.

    Snow melting for better regulation of water at water reservoirs, avoiding floods.

    Forest monitoring.

    Flood control and risk area management

    Urban planning

    Weather Prediction

    Oceanography


    From military point of view, it will help:

    Border area mapping.

    Mapping of possible battle fields for better strategic placement of forces.

    Detection of nuclear fall out.

    Detection of key enemy installation.

    Limited Navigation system


    An important thing to note here is that the PRSS will also be equipped with a SAR. This will provide Pakistan with essential know how of operating high tech space satellites and will pave way for future space expeditions.


    (What we need to understand is that the navigation facilities provided with this will be limited and not something like GPS. (US GPS system consists of around 32 Satellites covering all of the world). Also note that the Satellite is planned to equipped to take 2.5m GSD images(reference above). There are companies available that sell satellite images of up to 0.5m GSD commercially. So don’t expect the first Pakistani effort to be something like a James Bond Movie. However a fact that might make you feel better is that the Indian RSS have a GSD of about 2.5m as well)


    Nonetheless, it will still give very valuable navigation facilities and images that cannot be sanctioned and it is highly likely that in case of war, the international community wont be giving us any help. Here the indigenous RSSS will come into play. The most important thing is that the successful development of the satellite will be followed by a series of optical and SAR satellites in future.


    Note:

    the article has been extracted and compiled from multiple sources available on internet and have been verified from a SUPARCO engineer - ARSALAN ASLAM.
     
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    When is the launch date?
     
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    scheduled in 2018.
     
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    Launch from Pakistan? (one can hope)