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PRSS-1 and PakTES-1A are the way to their orbit

PRSS-1 and PakTES-1A are the way to their orbit. These two satellites were carried by LongMarch-2c rocket and it was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 11:56 AM today (July 9, 2018) on behalf of Pakistan.

PakTES-1A Satellite - Pakistan

SUPARCO unveiled the model of PakTES-1A satellite at UNISPACE+50 event in Vienna. Expected to be launched on July, 2018, PakTES-1A is a medium reslution remote sensing satellite and weighs around 285 Kgs. About 10 engineers from various disciplines actively participated in execution of this program. The main objective of this program was Know-How Training and Transfer on satellite design, assembly, integration and testing; and almost cost $9 million. PakTES-1A will be launched in sun-synchronous orbit at 610 KM and to save the cost, this satellite will share the same SLV carrying PRSS-1 on Long March 2C rocket. Once in the orbit, this satellite will provide significant information on design  and will also help evaluate various commercial of-the-self as well as indigenous components and subsystems. Low level of budget, lack of capacity and technical know remains hurdle in development of advanced satellites in Pakistan. Even in case of this satellite, provision of Electro-Optical

Shawwal Moon is less likely to visible in Pakistan on July 14, 2018

Shawwal Moon is less likely to be visible in Pakistan on July 14, 2018. There is only slight possibility of crescent visibility without optical aids in some part of Sindh and Baluchistan. Central Ruet-e-Hilal committee will make final decision on moon visibility at the end of meeting today.

Pakistan will receive data from China's FY-2H satellite

Newly launched Chinese meteorological satellite FY-2H will be positioned at 79° E in geostationary orbit and will provide more accurate weather information on Belt and Road countries. Pakistan, along with some other Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) members, will receive data directly from satellite. Current ground station (setup to receive data from FY-2G satellite) will be upgraded with the help of China to receive data from FY-2H. Data from FY-2H will be more precise as compared to FY-2G due to its position and better coverage of region. Pakistan also uses Meteosat 8 for weather information. Availability of data from these satellites is of great significance for developing countries like Pakistan because we cannot afford our own weather satellite yet. 

Future Home Of A Beautiful Thing!

Dear fellows! Someone once said, "God helps those who help themselves". While most of us believe it yet not doing enough. Talking about Pakistan, today, we are falling behind in every sector of science and technology, our economy is deteriorating, our situation is getting worse and by each coming day we're becoming more and more dependent on others. Our nation's founding fathers had envisioned a nation - the nation that will be the pride of all Muslim societies. They died - everyone have to dye - seems like their visions died with them as well. Let alone nation building, we're not doing enough for our own selves. Path of building a nation lies in improving its people. We don't have much resources, we don't have many job opportunities, whoever is employed is either under employed or is unhappy with job. Though in many sectors people have good jobs but unfortunately we've a lot of incompetent people holding position while real talent being wasted.