India's SAARC satellite project to proceed without Pakistan

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    Pakistan Stranded in India's SAARC Satellite Orbit

    By Richa Sharma

    Published: 24th Jan 2016 09:25:12 AM

    NEW DELHI: The wait is over for India. It has finally decided to move on with registration of the SAARC satellite, after Pakistan’s failure of commitment for months. The satellite is scheduled to be launched as per schedule in December this year.

    A month after taking over in May 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that the country will develop a SAARC satellite, which will be a “gift from India”. India will be spending Rs 235 crore on the satellite, which will have 12 transponders and is slated to be launched on the SAARC Day on December 8.

    India had convened a meeting of all South Asian countries in June last year to discuss the SAARC satellite and to solve any questions about the project. The workshop brought to the fore the various doubts of the Asian countries, even as there was an agreement that India should go ahead with registration of satellite with the International Telecommunication (ITU).

    Officials said while all countries have now indicated their concurrence in principle, Pakistan remains the only outlier. “We will go ahead without Pakistan. There is no point in waiting endlessly. If they want to join later, they can do that,” said a senior government official.

    Similarly, a senior ISRO official said it has heard from from all countries, except for Pakistan.

    “We have asked all the SAARC countries to provide us with information about use of spatial technology in sectors they are looking at. To take it forward, we also wanted a letter of consent from respective governments. We have more or less heard from all other SAARC countries but Pakistan,” said a senior space scientist.
     
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    gslv markIII Regular Member

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    @Dazzler @Neo Your take ?

    What you say about our offer ?
     
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    go ahead, we dont have much of a satellite program anyway ;)
     
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    gslv markIII Regular Member

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    Sounds reasonable to me.Of course we will.
     
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    Is this a communication satellite?
     
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    gslv markIII Regular Member

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    communication and meteorology satellite
     
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    Indx TechStyle Perfaarmance Naarmal Senior Member

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    Neo Senior Member Senior Member

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    We don't need gifts from India. Go ahead, launch it for those who can't build one.
     
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    SAARC is a joke anyways, should be dissolved asap.
     
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    Rowdy Co ja kurwa czytam! Senior Member

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    Too much science for our Neighbors ... very haram :lol:
     
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    Name a country in the world which is part of south Asia and does not want to be called so. Not part of Arab states but wants to be called so?
     
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    bose Senior Member Senior Member

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    But Pakistan too can not build one ...
     
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    Indx TechStyle Perfaarmance Naarmal Senior Member

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    These are you guys who can't build it.
    Even Bangladeshis are more capable than you guys. :biggrin2::biggrin2:
    Off course, we will have no problem in bringing preference of BBIN over the SAARC but it will be you guys who will lose even their remaining voice in that case. :D
     
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    Yes we can and we have done it. Eventhough the national space program runs on a very small budget, we do have a very mature missile programe and the technology can be easily converted for civil use.

    Hopefully in a few years we'll have a better budget.
     
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    FTA with regional countries nullifies the SAARC. We're concentrated on CAR, ME, China and Russia.

    Goodluck with SAARC
     
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    Which satellite you had built ? Do not shove me the 10 KG satellite that university makes... Budget is not the constraint but intent is ...
     
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    SAARC satellite, what a joke.First launch a spysat over USA.
     
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    Does Pakistanis giving the overland rights to us sending goods to our brothers in Afghanistan ??
     
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    Pakistan can't build or launch satellites LEO sats,let alone geostationary communication satellites.

    Those 50 kg microsats made by integrating parts from different overseas suppliers doesn't count !!!

    And much of the 'mature missile industries' technologies comes from elsewhere.
     
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    If BADR was not a sat than what is? Sputnik? :rofl:

    Like I said we have a very small budget but the technological know how is there to build bigger sats. Only a matter of time.
     

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