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Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite System - PRSSS News & Update

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  1. Cornered Tiger

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    yes 90% chances from Sonmiani Range, Balochistan. Through Indigenous SLV.
     
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    SUPARCO's Remote Sensing Satellite project given a new life line!!

    Reported by Dawn as well:
    http://www.dawn.com/news/1253323
     
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    Good hope we build more sensible satellites for armed forces
     
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    My friends in SUPARCO tell me it was until recently supposed to be a mostly indigenous satellite, but now it is going to be along the lines of PAKSAT-1R. I am guessing SUPARCO was taking too long (and/or it was getting too expensive).
     
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    We need at least
    1 Comm satellite for secure military communication across all Pakistani military units
    4 Recon satellites with 0.5 meter resolution or less for 24 hour coverage (2 for India, one each for Iran and Afghanistan)
    4 LPS satellites for local positioning system for our precision weapons within a range of 10,000 nautical miles

    Combined they would cost around 10/12 fully paid f-16, but the benefits would out weight a full squadron
     
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    UPDATE: Pakistan remote sensing satellite is set to be launched by mid 2018. Will also include an technology evaluation SAR built by SUPARCO. (I personally it will be launched by August/September max.)

    Satellite to be launched from China (not on a Pakistani SLV as many wanted)
     
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    The PRSS is or was scheduled to be launched In March 2018. The Pakistan Technology Evaluation Satellite or PakTES-1 which is to be launched with PRSS-1 does NOT include a SAR payload! Although, from what I have learnt (from secret sources) is that PakTes-1 was developed largely by Suparco but much of the instrumentation and components come from South Africa's Space Advisory Company http://www.spaceadvisory.com/ (Pakistan, not being able to manufacture some of these high quality critical components like lenses etc due to a lack of industrial capacity).
     
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    UPDATE:
    Pakistan on Monday launched two indigenously manufactured satellites into orbit using a Chinese launch vehicle, officials confirmed to The Express Tribune.

    The satellites were launched onboard a Chinese Long March (LM-2C) rocket. One of the satellites launched is a remote sensing satellite (PRSS1) – a dual-purpose Earth observational and optical satellite. With the PRSS1, Pakistan has become one of the few countries to have its own remote sensing satellite in orbit.

    The second test satellite launched is a PAK-TES-1A, developed by SUPARCO to enhance satellite manufacture capabilities in the country. The satellites were transported to China as the country lacks the infrastructure to launch objects

    In June, Foreign Office Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said the PakTES-1A was an indigenously developed remote sensing satellite that weighed 285 kg. He added that the satellite will be launched at 610 km sun-synchronous orbit in July, 2018.

    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).

    Pakistan acquires another communication satellite

    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.

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


    Launch Video:
     
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    This gives India a reason to deploy more potent and defence purpose satellites and anti sat capability ( not necessarily missile)
     
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    What exactly is so special about "remote sensing"? What's the difference between normal sat and remote sensing satellite?
     
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    What do you mean by a normal sat dear? Remote sensing satellite is TYPE of a satellite, like a communications satellite, Navigation satellite etc. Nothing ABNORMAL about it really.
     
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    I know its not abnormal. I just wanted to ask what exactly can Remote Sensing Satellite do that other type of satellites can't? It takes high-res images of Earth etc or what? Just clarifying
     
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    Remote sensing can mean anything taken from a distance. PAK TES-1 is trying to get images closer to google earth level or better of our environment. It being sun-synchronous means it will always be taking images within the day of the same place at the same time. Which can be disadvantageous at times.
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    What percentage of Pak TES-1 is "indigenous"? Any insight? Also---when can we see a Pakistani SLV, if ever?