Pakistan joins elite club of nations having its own Remote Sensing Satellite in orbit

Pakistan joins elite club of nations having its own Remote Sensing Satellite in orbit
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BEIJING - Pakistan has launched two indigenously manufactured satellites into orbit using a Chinese launch vehicle.

The satellites were launched today onboard a Chinese Long March (LM-2C) rocket.

One of the satellites launched is a remote sensing satellite (PRSS1) – a dual-purpose Earth observational and optical satellite .

With its launch, Pakistan has become one of the few countries to have its own remote sensing satellite in orbit.

The second test satellite launched is a PAK-TES-1A, developed by SUPARCO to enhance satellite manufacture capabilities in the country.

Meanwhile, Pakistan's Ambassador to China, Khalid Masood congratulated the nation on the launch describing it as a major milestone in space technology.

He termed satellites important for country's socio economic development..

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