Pakistan Will Launch Observatory Satellite Next Month
ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday declared the dispatch of Pakistan’s indigenously created 285kg PakTES-1A observatory satellite in July. 

Fitted with sensors and cameras, PakTES-1A will stay stationary 610km in space and its position in respect to the sun won’t change. 

Foreign Office spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal praised Pakistani researchers/scientists in a tweet, saying they had made Pakistanis proud. 

Known as the Remote Sensing Satellite (RSS) it can be utilized to think about different highlights of Earth, decide mineral stores, and relying upon the sorts of sensors and devices fitted, the RSS innovation can likewise help consider effects of environmental change, for example, subsidence of dissolving ice sheets, green house gasses, distinguish backwoods fires and even take care of issues identified with horticulture and also ranger service, other than an entire scope of inactive and dynamic undertakings. 

The route innovation for the satellite was procured from China in 2012. 

Upon contact, both the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) and the national space office, the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco), were reluctant to share subtle elements of this positive advancement. 

India has been propelling such observatory satellite since the 1970s. 

Notwithstanding, previous priest for science and innovation Dr Attaur Rehman was pending in his remarks and furthermore complimented Pakistani researchers, calling the dispatch of the RSS one month from now a pleased minute and a positive advance that researchers have possessed the capacity to create and dispatch its satellite. 

Dr Rehman said, 

Unlike the complex, heavier and bigger communication satellites, observatory satellite is a simple technology and can be used for a range of purposes depending on the types of sensing equipment it comes fitted with because there are various kinds of remote sensing satellites. It can also study electromagnetic waves and radiation emitted from Earth.

As indicated by him, Pakistan is path behind in the area in propelling satellites into space and no less than 25 to 30 years behind India.

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