Pakistan to Send Astronauts on Space Mission

The government has reportedly decided to send astronauts on a space mission with the help of China.

The issue will be taken up in a meeting of the federal Cabinet, which will be presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The cabinet is expected to approve the proposal of sending astronauts from Pakistan on a space mission. It will also ratify the agreement between Pakistan and China on setting up a joint anti-narcotics task force. Notably, the China-Pakistan Joint Border Liaison Office was established a day ago at the Sost Border for this purpose.

Both agreements were proposed during the talks between the two countries on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Pakistan Launches ‘Pakistan Remote Sensing System’

In 2016, Pakistan and China had signed an agreement for the development of Pakistan’s first ever remoting sensing satellite system (PRSS-1). In lieu of this agreement, China has collaborated with the launch of two satellites to Pakistan on its Long March-2C rocket to look over the CPEC projects.


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PRSS-1 will be helpful in surveying land and resources, urban construction, watching over natural disasters, agricultural research, and the provision of remote sensing information for the areas encompassed under Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

The second satellite is PAK-TES-1A, which will also serve the nation’s needs.

Pakistani Space Mission with Chinese Collaboration

At the end of the last year, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman had announced that Pakistan has started working on the launch of the satellite program in technical support of China.

He said that with Chinese collaboration, the country would be able to send astronauts in space. He made this announcement while addressing the inauguration session of AirTech’17 conference.

At the occasion, he also said that Pakistan manufactures 16 to 20 JF-17 aircraft annually, which are way better in performance than F-16 planes.

Collaboration on Space Technology Part of CPEC Declaration

While talks on the CPEC were going on between Pakistan and China in 2015, the then federal minister Ahsan Iqbal proposed bilateral collaboration on space technology. After its approval, the proposal became a part of the CPEC-related agreements.

Via: ARY News


  • Rational mind

    Our PM is hopping countries with a bowl to stabilize the economy and we have the information minister talking about going to space. Is there something missing in the government? Don’t get me wrong, space exploration is always welcome. Training astronaut for space missions are a costly affair which costs millions of tax payers rupees. China explored space when it could afford it. Can we do so in near future? Shouldn’t our main focus be to produce revenues to afford these explorations?

    • Muhammed Ovais Alam

      We have to set priorities. Improve the infrastructure first, bring back looted money and all “our dreams” will come true.

    • Originative

      hum na kon sa paisy dany han jahan 4 bandon na jana hai wahan ik hamara b “adjust” ho jay ga

  • Civilian

    Don’t anticipate too much – They won’t send civilians into space
    Only Air Force GDP or Army Aviation Pilots will be chosen
    This is no country for Civilians

    • Umar Farooq

      Bhai ja to pakistani hi rha he na, ap rote hi rehna hamesha

    • Originative

      or kia patwari jay ga ?

      • Civilian

        There should be an Astronaut Corps
        Citizens from all over Pakistan should be selected on merit for induction

        • Syed Anwar Ahmed

          Civilians dose not have basic training Govt have to spend more on your so called gutka eating and cigarette smoking civilians then an discipline army men

  • JohnRed

    Once they reach space, they will help build Naya Pakistan, through careful observation.

    • Syed Anwar Ahmed

      hahaha man you are so care free

  • Eli Ehsan

    Is ka bhi FUND launch karo plissssss…. people will pay top dollar to see NASHUN’s SON/DAUGHTER in the space…… :P