Pakistan's remote sensing satellite to be launched in March 2018: Chairman SUPARCO

Pakistan's remote sensing satellite to be launched in March 2018: Chairman SUPARCO
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is striving to deepen space related cooperation with its time tested and old friend China.

This was stated by the Chairman, Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco), Qaiser Anees Khurram in an interview with our correspondent Zahid Hameed.

The Chairman Suparco said that the first communication satellite Paksat-1R was developed and launched in cooperation with Chinese friends. Now we are developing the first-ever remote sensing satellite with the Chinese cooperation, which will be launched in March 2018.

He said the launch of this satellite will further enhance the country's capability in space science. This satellite will also help Pakistan in its national security matters and enhance its surveillance capabilities Qaiser Anees said both the countries are also working in several other space related projects and expressed the confidence that the country will stand on strong footing in terms of space technology and applications in the next four to five years.

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