Pakistan’s first remote sensing satellite PRSS-1 becomes operational

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ISLAMABAD: After the successful tests of Pakistan’s first Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-1) in the orbit, the satellites became fully operational on Saturday and the control of PRSS-1 Satellite has been successfully transferred from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre, China to Ground Control Stations in Pakistan.

The PRSS-1 and Pakistan’s indigenous Technology Evaluation Satellite (PakTES-1A) were successfully launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre on July 9.

President Mamnoon appreciated the efforts of SUPARCO’s engineers and scientists in achieving a yet another milestone in the space domain, coinciding this feat with Pakistan’s 71st Independence Day.

He also expressed hope that the launching and operationalisation of these satellites will add to the confidence of our space engineers and related technical personnel, and the services rendered by them would be instrumental in improving socio-economic development of the country.

The nation is proud to attain this milestone; entering the league of nations owning and operating the remote sensing satellites.

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