Paksat-1R launch in China this week

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  1. LETHALFORCE

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    Paksat-1R launch in China this week | Pakistan | News | Newspaper | Daily | English | Online


    BEIJING (INP) - Paksat-1R, a Pakistani geostationary and an advanced communication satellite, is due to be launched in space from a Chinese satellite launching site in Xichang city in the second week of August, depending on weather conditions.
    Paksat-1R will replace Paksat-1, which is going to complete its useful life this year.
    “Paksat-1R is going to be a new symbolic development in Pakistan-China relations, as it will broaden the horizons of cooperation between the two countries,” said Pakistan’s Ambassador to China Masood Khan.
    In an interview to mark the launch of Paksat-1R, the ambassador said that during Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to Pakistan in December last year, the two governments had decided to deepen cooperation in space science and technology.
    “The satellite, Paksat-1R, is a big step in that direction,” he said, adding, “It will revolutionise the use of broadband Internet, digital television broadcasting and mobile telephony. “It will spur our economy, strengthen the education and health sectors and help us with disaster preparedness and response.”
    Khan held that such cooperation with China would help Pakistan move towards self-reliance.
    Tracing the history of cooperation between the two countries in the realm of space science, the ambassador said that “it goes back to the 1990s, when Pakistan launched its first low earth orbit satellite Badr-1”. Since then, we had been enhancing “our cooperation” in space science and technology, he added.
    “We are now looking at cooperation in remote sensing satellites. It is a long term project with many civilian uses. A remote sensing satellite will cover areas like agriculture, oceanography, disaster management and mitigation, crop monitoring, earth observation, water resources management, weather forecasting and urban planning. Such an application will have a direct positive impact on Pakistan’s socio-economic development.”
    Expressing gratitude on behalf of the Pakistani nation to China for its support to Pakistan for developing its satellite industry, Khan said the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) had been establishing the necessary space technology infrastructure. “We are developing common technology platforms with China.” In the due course of time, he added, Pakistan would want to develop its spaceflight programme.
    The ambassador also said that leaders and professionals of the China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) and China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) were keen to extend full cooperation to Pakistan. “They all are so positive, forthcoming and hospitable towards Pakistan. In this atmosphere, I am sure our cooperation will move from strength to strength,” Khan said.
    He also said that “it is our natural aspiration that a Pakistani astronaut aboard a Chinese spacecraft flies to the space”. “This is possible because Pakistan and China enjoy relations of trust and confidence,” the ambassador added.
     
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  3. nitesh

    nitesh Mob Control Manager Stars and Ambassadors

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    Hope this one doesn't meet the fate of the Nigerian one :D
     
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    Chinese are desperate people trying to win influence on the cheap.
     
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    aimarraul Regular Member

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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    I wonder..
     
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    shiphone Senior Member Senior Member

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    sorry for repost...and edited
     
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    shiphone Senior Member Senior Member

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    it's for communication and in GEO obit

    a Pakistani geostationary and an advanced communication satellite based on DHF4 serials
     
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    anoop_mig25 Senior Member Senior Member

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    by the way who made the said satellite chinese or pakistanis because on one forum they say pakistanis did under the guidance of chinese while on other they say it is purelly developed by chinses
     
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    satellite design, build and launch by china. Why Pakistan celebrating ohhh for the paint job.
     
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    i was thinking on same line, plus one of the forum says launch date is 14/8, why the hell that date, suppose rocket launch failed then it will be hell of Independence day for Pakistan. Rockets are risky business.
     
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    Relax, Indians, it is not gonna explode.
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    Finally with help from China Pakistan is going to have satellite. Good work both, lets wait for launch. BTW how much you guys are charging for the launch and satellite.

    Why not lease some of the transponders of Chines satellite to Pakistan ???
     
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    above pic is the dummy model in the Pakistan reacher facility. this is developed and made by Pakistan scientests.
    two pictures of some modules of the satellite developed by Pakistan researhers .

    solar energy wing
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    main structure
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    pics of satellite at different period:

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    latest image from the news channel.
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    Hope some day Pakistan would launch its own satellite using its indigenous missiles experience. They dont have to rely on China for the same.
     
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    They cant.They did't do in 65 yrs what they will do in future.
     
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    Some fanboys at PDF must be asking "Can we spy on India with this satellite now?" :)
    As a matter of fact they don't have to bother much on that. Chinese spy satellites can provide them with the intel.
     
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    At least they will be able to beam TV channels using this satellite instead of using RADARs to capture them.!!
     
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    Yeah but then that will renew the call to ban the Indian soaps supposedly spoiling the native Pakistani culture ( :confused: ) ; as the viewership would go up.
    Why do these people watch our soaps and movies anyway? Isn't everything Indian to be hated?
    Oh I'm going OT. Full stop
     
  21. Rahul Singh

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    On the eve (pak mauka) i take honor to share with you Pakistan's Greatest Achievement* as explained by latest prophet Gen Musharraf.

    * Unfortunately for pakistanis this happens to be my best stress buster ever since 10th board preparation days.
     
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