This Wednesday, Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) announced at World Space Week 2017, that Pakistan’s first remote sensing satellite called PRSS-1 will be launched in March 2018.
After the satellite’s launch, Pakistan won’t have to pay huge sums to foreign space companies for satellite-dependant data.
Ayaz Aziz Member of Range and Instrumentation (R&I) was the chief guest at a ceremony in the National Center for Remote Sensing & Geo-Informatics. He said, while addressing the ceremony,
Our first optical remote sensing satellite PRSS-1 is all set to be launched in 2018 with which Pakistan will become self-reliant in multispectral imaging thus saving a huge foreign exchange on account of satellite imagery and satellite-based monitoring of various national projects. Our communication satellite Paksat-1R is up and running with efficient provision of communication and broadcast services throughout the country and neighboring regions.
World Space Week 2017
World Space Week 2017 is an annual ceremony which is officially defined as
An international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition.
An inaugural ceremony was held at the Institute of Space Technology (IST) Islamabad. Chairman of SUPARCO, Qaiser Anees Khurram inaugurated the ceremony as the chief guest.
The World Space Week will be celebrated in 16 cities of Pakistan from 4th till 10th October.
Space Education Bus
At the end of the ceremony held at NCRG, the chief guest and Suparco officials exhibited their “space education bus” to create awareness related to space education in schools and especially rural areas in Sindh.
World Space Week is exciting for people, especially for young students because of their curiosity about our universe and what it has to offer. It encourages the students to seek education and knowledge in the fields of space, science, and technology.