Pakistan News; Pakistan on Thursday launched a multi-mission communication satellite!


Pakistan News; Pakistan on Thursday launched a multi-mission communication satellite. It has been launched to achieve fast internet connectivity with the help of its close friend China. This is the second satellite launched by Pakistan in a month.


According to China's state news agency Xinhua, the satellite is also known as PAKSAT MM1. It was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China's southwestern province of Sichuan. The agency said that the satellite was put into orbit as planned. 

State broadcaster Pakistan Television said in a statement that the satellite will provide excellent internet facilities across Pakistan. Apart from this, it will help in improving television broadcasting, mobile phone, and broadband services. According to the news of the English newspaper 'Dawn', the satellite will start its work in August.

PM congratulates countrymen

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif congratulated the countrymen on this achievement and said that he hoped that this satellite would help in providing the fastest internet service across the country. He said that PAKSAT MM1 will not only improve the lives of Pakistani citizens but will also contribute to promoting economic activities, e-commerce, and e-governance. 

PM Sharif said the launch from China's satellite launch center was "a testimony to the strong cooperation and partnership between the two countries."

'Soon our launch centers will launch'

In a statement last week, Pakistan's Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) said that the satellite launch is part of the National Space Programme 2047. Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal, who was present at the launch site, said that Pakistan will soon launch satellites from its launch centers.

On May 3, Pakistan's mini satellite 'iCube-Qamar' was launched from Hainan province as part of China's Chang'e-6 lunar mission. After launch on May 3, iCube-Qamar sent the first images of the moon captured in lunar orbit after climbing into space on May 8.