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August 9th, 2011
Pakistan Moves to Expand Satellite Operations

Ambassador Khan said “As we accomplished this goal of launching PakSat-1R, we will swiftly move on to expand our collaboration with China in related fields of space science and technology”. The launching of the satellite, he said coincides with the celebrations of 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China. Masood Khan said Pakistan and China are moving into the higher stages of aerospace cooperation. Remote sensing satellite is one such area. This satellite will cover crop monitoring, weather forecasting, urban planning, disaster preparedness and response, earth observation, and oceanography. These applications will have a direct impact on agriculture, industry and services sectors of Pakistan, vital for economy. Read More