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PRSS-1 PakTes-1A Pak Cheen Dosti Wanshi Satellites Launched Successfully

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PRSS-1 PakTes-1A Pak Cheen Dosti Wanshi Satellites
PRSS-1 PakTes-1A Pak Cheen Dosti Wanshi Satellites

PRSS-1 PakTes-1A Pak Cheen Dosti Wanshi Satellites Update:

Pakistan finally has launched two satellites in space. Both of them were successfully launched earlier yesterday the 10th July 2018 onboard the Chinese Long March (LM-2C) Vehicle. This is another instance of space-related cooperation between China and Pakistan after the successful in-orbit delivery of PakSat-1R & PakSat-MM1 Satellites. PRSS-1 PakTes-1A Pak Cheen Dosti Wanshi Satellites.

PRSS-1 PakTes-1A Pak Cheen Dosti Wanshi Satellites. PRSS-1 PakTes-1A Pak Cheen Dosti Wanshi Satellites. This mission was based on the PRSS-1 Satellite System Program Contract signed between CGWIC, a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. (CASC), and Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) on April 20, 2016. PRSS-1 PakTes-1A Pak Cheen Dosti Wanshi Satellites.

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PRSS-1 PakTes-1A Pak Cheen Dosti Wanshi Satellites. In accordance with the Contract, as the Prime Contractor, CGWIC in-orbit delivers to Pakistan a remote sensing satellite, Ground Control System and a Ground Application System, and provides such technical support services as in-orbit tests, on-site support, training, launch insurance and so on. PRSS-1 PakTes-1A Pak Cheen Dosti Wanshi Satellites.

PRSS-1 PakTes-1A Pak Cheen Dosti Wanshi Satellites. India already has a number of satellites up and running and delivering loads of data from up in the sky. With the recent developments, Pakistan finally has the capability to do so as well. Earlier, the country was reliant on other satellite imagery providers for crop monitoring, disaster monitoring and management, defence purposes, strategic planning and whatnot.

The launching video of the satellites went viral on social media and Pakistanis from across the globe shared their excitement through tweets and posting its video along with appreciation messages to the entire nation. PRSS-1 PakTes-1A Pak Cheen Dosti Wanshi Satellites.

PRSS-1 PakTes-1A Pak Cheen Dosti Wanshi Satellites. On the other hand according to the Foreign Office the 1,200 kg satellite PRSS-1 will operate at an altitude of 640 km.

PakTES-1A is a 285 kg satellite equipped with an optical payload commensurate with national needs. It has a design life of three years and will operate at an altitude of 610 km.

The PRSS-1 satellite was designed and manufactured by DFH Satellite Co. Ltd., China Academy of Space Technology (CAST), a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. (CASC), based on CAST 2000 platform. The information PRSS-1 satellite obtains will be extensively used in the fields of Pakistani’s territorial resource investigation, environmental protection, disaster monitoring and management, crop yield estimation and urban planning.

According to the press release:

“It will play an important role in developing national economy, improving the people’s livelihood, promoting social progress, as well as providing space remote sensing information service for the establishment of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative.”

The PakTES-1A satellite was designed and developed by SUPARCO “with assistance from the Space Advisory Company of South Africa.” PRSS-1 PakTes-1A Pak Cheen Dosti Wanshi Satellites.

The LM-2C/SMA was designed and manufactured by China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT), a subsidiary of CASC, and this mission is the 3rd flight of LM-2C/SMA launch vehicle and the 279th launch of Long March family. PRSS-1 PakTes-1A Pak Cheen Dosti Wanshi Satellites.

Sources: Space Tech Asia, Express Tribune, ProPakistani

Image Sources: Peace Pak, DAWN, ProPakistani

Video Source: Twitter

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