Pakistan is all set to launch its PakTES-1A—a native developed remote sensing satellite (RSS) in the month of July this year, as informed by Dr Mohammad Faisal—the spokesperson of the Foreign Office on Sunday.
As per a tweet, shared by Dr Mohammad Faisal PakTES-1A is a homegrown remote sensing satellite weighing around two hundred and eighty-five kilograms. The satellite would be launched at six-hundred-and-ten-kilometre sun-synchronous orbit during the month of July this year.
The Foreign Office spokesperson also shared a photo of the satellite’s model.
PakTES-1A – an indigenously developed 285 kg remote sensing satellite of Pakistan. It will be launched at 610 km sun-synchronous orbit in July 2018. 👍 👏👊🇵🇰 #proudofpakistaniscientists pic.twitter.com/ijpSJrrAzs
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@DrMFaisal) June 24, 2018
From the concept of the satellite till the launch, the Pakistan Technology Evaluation Satellite (PakTES-1A) is a completely native project of the engineers and scientists belonging to Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO).
Previously in the month of March, the nation marked an important landmark in space technology by safeguarding a geostationary orbital slot along side former frequency resources making sure an uninterrupted and extending foothold in the extra-terrestrial world.
The SUPARCO made the deal with the China Great Wall Industry Cooperation (CGWIC) for acquiring the communication satellite PakSat Multi-Satellite (PakSat-MM1).
Earlier this year, Beijing made an announcement regarding the launch of two remote sensing satellites for Pakistan.
In 2016, Pakistan and China inked a deal to launch a special remote sensing satellite. The major reason for the agreement was for monitoring the progress of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.
Presently, three satellites are under development by SUPARCO in cooperation with various universities across China.