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Pakistan Inaugurates its 1st Communication Satellite

Posted by yourpakistan on November 8, 2011


By M A Hafeez

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday inaugurated country’s first most advanced Communication Satellite Paksat-1R. The satellite is based on modern technology that would provide services for 15 years. This was launched from a Chinese Communication center on 12 this year. Ground stations for the satellite have been set up in Lahore and Karachi.

Paksat-R-1 has been jointly built by scientists and engineers from (Member of the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission) Suparco under the technical guidance and financial assistance from their Chinese counterpart, China National Space Administration (CNSA).

The satellite carries communication payload to facilitate the introduction of a range of new services, including broadband Internet, digital television broadcasting, remote and rural telephony, emergency communications, tele-education and tele-medicine.

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