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Pakistan Launches PAKSAT MM1 Satellite with China’s Assistance

Pakistan has launched its second satellite, the Multi-Mission Communication Satellite (PAKSAT MM1), in collaboration with China. This satellite aims to enhance internet connectivity across Pakistan and improve various communication services.

Launch Details

The PAKSAT MM1 was launched from China’s Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province, achieving its planned orbit successfully.

Features and Benefits

PAKSAT MM1 is poised to provide improved internet facilities, enhance television broadcasts, cellular phone services, and broadband connectivity. It is scheduled to commence its services in August.

Prime Minister’s Remarks

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed optimism about the satellite’s potential to revolutionize Pakistan’s digital landscape. He highlighted its impact on internet connectivity, economic activities, e-commerce, and e-governance.

Collaborative Efforts

The launch underscores the strong partnership between Pakistan and China. Prime Minister Sharif emphasized the importance of such collaborations in advancing technology for the benefit of both nations.

National Space Programme

PAKSAT MM1 is part of Pakistan’s National Space Programme 2047, indicating the country’s commitment to bolstering its space capabilities.

Future Prospects

Pakistan aims to launch satellites from its own space launch center in the near future, showcasing its evolving space ambitions.

Previous Achievements

Prior to PAKSAT MM1, Pakistan has launched several assets into space, including satellites like BADR-A, BADR-B, PAKSAT 1-R, PRSS-1, PakTes 1-A, and iCube-Qamar, demonstrating its growing presence in space exploration.

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