Pak-China relations have always been of great support to Pakistan. Since the beginning, China has been providing great support that has led Pakistan to progress in the technological and social manner.
Now, a great milestone step has been taken. China has launched two communication sensing satellites for Pakistan on Monday, 9 July 2018 on Long March 2c Rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center stationed in North West China. The satellites lift off from the space center at 11:56 AM.
Long March 2c Rocket was carrying two satellites PSSR-1 and PAKTES-1. PSSR-1 is a China designed 17th communication satellite designed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) for the overseas buyers.
The satellite is equipped with the new technological cameras and designed to have an orbit life of seven years. The satellite is mounted with two panchromatic/multispectral cameras having the resolution power up to one meter and coverage range of 60 Km.
Scientist claims that the camera is developed by the china and made from the exported technological equipment and system. The satellite is designed to capture and monitor the plants and pest diseases. The satellite will also help to monitor the land resources.
It will aid in monitoring climate researches and will help to monitor and cope with the natural disaster and agricultural researches. The satellite also aims to provide the essential and delicate sensing information for the belt and road region and that is the second main objective of the satellite.
PakTES-1A was the second satellite that was stationed in Long March 2c Rocket. The satellite was designed by Pakistan and is sent to Space by the same rocket.
The PSSR-1 is the second step of the Pak China Meteorological cooperation. The first step was the launch of PAKSAT-1R, the 1st communication satellite launched in August 2011 by China for Pakistan.