Islamabad, July 10 : Pakistan launched two satellites on Tuesday through Chinese rocket Long March-2C from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China ,showing Islamabad’s deep cooperation with its close ally, Beijing in Space technology and to spy on India.
Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite-1 (PRSS-1) and Pakistan Technology Evaluation Satellite-1A (PakTES-1A), were propelled into space through the Chinese Long March 2C launch vehicle.
Satellite PRSS-1 will operate in sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 640 km and would be used for land and resources surveying, monitoring of natural disasters, agriculture research, urban construction and to monitor progress of the strategic $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor “Belt and Road” mega-project.
The satellite is equipped with a high resolution optical payload that will enable Pakistan to meet its imagery requirements in the areas of land mapping, agriculture classification and assessment, urban and rural planning, environmental monitoring, natural disaster management and water resource management and CPEC.
The PRSS-1 is the first optical remote sensing satellite China sold to Pakistan.