Under Bilateral exchange agreement, China will soon launch communication satellite for Pakistan, in order to build large telecommunication network infrastructure. China Academy of Space Technology will provide Pakistan this satellite according to the sources in Academy, the sources said they have developed 7 communications satellites for countries including Pakistan.
According to the head of the Institute Telecommunication Satellite, Zhou Zhicheng “They are working on fulfilling the order of more than 10 satellites and working on export contracts.”
However, Pakistan would still be needing pioneers in developing communication satellites in the United States and Europe Such as Thales Alenia Space and Boeing, in order to build satellite technology and capacity.
As previously reported China will launch its most advanced and state-of-the-art communications satellite in April which would let users use the internet in the high-speed trains. According to the Academy of Space Technology, “Shijian 13” developed by them would be carried on the Long March 3B carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province in April.
The satellite weighing 4.6 metric tons will remain in a geostationary orbit for 15 years which is 36000 kilometers above the earth. This is considered the most powerful satellite developed by China, which uses Ka-band broadband communications system and has the capability to transfer 20 GBPS speed.
Shijian 13 uses electric propulsion after entering the orbit and reduces the chemical fuel in the satellite. It will also conduct space-to-ground laser communications experiments for future development—the academy said.
Additionally, China will also launch Shijian 18 communications satellite in June, it is the first Chinese satellite based on DFH 5 satellite platform. This satellite will be launched on Long March 5 rocket at Wenchang Space Launch facility in Hainan province. This satellite will double the capacity of satellites China currently has, it will allow more television channels and clearer transmissions, improved internet connectivity and reduce the overall costs.
The deputy head of academy Institute of Telecommunication Satellite, Wang Min said China has plans to launch a group of most advanced communications satellites based on DFH 4 and DFH 5 platforms by 2025, once it’s done people would be able to use high-quality WiFi from anywhere and anytime including planes, bullet trains, and remote areas.