Pakistan to launch its first indigenous satellite in July

Islamabad: Pakistan will launch its first indigenous satellite next month, putting Pakistan among the nations with advanced space technology.

In a statement issued on Sunday, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Faisal Muhammad said that it will be launched in space next month, a report in Radio Pakistan said.

He said weight of satellite is 285 kilograms and it will be helpful for research in geography, climate and weather.

The spokesperson said it will also be used for remote sensing.

The satellite named PakTES-1A is an indigenously developed remote sensing satellite. It will be launched at 610-kilometre sun-synchronous orbit. (UNI)

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