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Pakistan to launch remote-sensing satellite in 2018: president
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ISLAMABAD: As space technology is being used in the planning and monitoring of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco) will launch the country’s first remote-sensing satellite in March, 2018.

The ultimate aim of launching the remote-sensing satellite will be giving a boost to the national development activities, President Mamnoon Hussain said here on Tuesday while inaugurating the second international conference on space.

“Effective use of space technology is vital for national development and being a developing country Pakistan is striving to improve living standards of its masses and utilising space technology in various sectors like communication, agriculture, infrastructure, development, environmental monitoring, hazards warning and education,” the president said.

“Our ongoing cooperation and collaboration with international and regional agencies such as UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation, COSPAS Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking, Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum and International Telecommunication Union in the areas of space science and technology is a testimony to the values we attach to collaboration and knowledge-sharing in this important sector,” he said.

Published in Dawn, September 21st, 2016
 

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Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite
Names PRS
Mission type Oceanography and Meteorology
Earth observation satellite
GIS and GPS
Operator SUPARCO
Website At SUPARCO.gov.pk
Spacecraft properties
Bus
CAN-bus
Power 600 W
Start of mission
Launch date
End of 2018 (Planned)
Orbital parameters
Reference system
Geocentric
Regime Sun-Synchronous
Eccentricity 0
Perigee 700 kilometres (430 mi)
Apogee 700 kilometres (430 mi)
Inclination 38.280°
Period 99.31 min
Epoch planned
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Very high resolution radiometer
Synthetic aperture radar
 

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