Pakistan Launches Multi-Mission Communication Satellite PakSAT-MM1R

May 23, 2024Zayn0

Following the triumphant launch of iCube Qamar, Pakistan declared the launch of PakSAT-MM1R, a multi-mission communication satellite, in partnership with China on May 30. They described the launch as a symbol of the two amicable nations’ cooperation.

Developed by Suparco and the Chinese Aerospace Industry

The Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission, the country’s space agency, made the statement (Suparco). The spokesman stated that on May 30, PakSAT-MM1R would be launched from China’s Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

The spokeswoman said, “Suparco and the Chinese Aerospace Industry collaborated to develop the multi-mission communication satellite PakSAT-MM1R, which is intended to fulfill the nation’s connectivity and communication requirements.”

Suparco; Advancing Digital Transformation 

Suparco claims that the satellite will significantly advance Pakistan’s digital transformation and enhance socioeconomic circumstances. Live broadcasting of the inaugural event will take place from the agency’s offices in Karachi and Islamabad.

Pakistan’s Lunar Satellite iCube Qamar 

Pakistan’s lunar satellite, iCube Qamar, has completed three orbits around the moon and has sent back its first image. On May 8, iCube Qamar entered lunar orbit, according to the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO). With its two onboard cameras, the satellite can capture images of the moon up to 200 kilometres away.

Partnering with Chinese Partners 

The Institute of Space Technology asserts that to build and develop the satellite ICUBE-Q, IST collaborated with Shanghai University SJTU in China and Pakistan’s national space agency SUPARCO.

Increasing the Space Capabilities of Pakistan 

Significant turning points in Pakistan’s space program have been reached with the launch of PakSAT-MM1R and the accomplishment of iCube Qamar, which demonstrate the nation’s expanding capabilities in satellite technology and space exploration. These successes provide witness to Pakistan and China’s productive cooperation, which is being further strengthened in several areas, including space exploration.

Conclusion 

Pakistan’s space program has made significant strides with the launch of PakSAT-MM1R and the success of iCube Qamar, securing the nation’s place as a rising force in satellite technology and space exploration. The successful deployment of these satellites is projected to have a substantial impact on Pakistan’s digital transformation, economic progress, and national pride, paving the way for future space-based initiatives and further enhancing Pakistan’s presence in the global space arena.

 

 

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