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Pakistan launches second satellite, PakSat MM1, from China
May 30, 2024

Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission successfully launched the second satellite PakSat MM1 from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China today.

The satellite PakSat MM1 has been conceived keeping in view the growing needs of the country in the broad spectrum of communication and connectivity.

Based on advanced communication technologies, PakSat MM1 will play a pivotal role in the socio-economic uplift of the country and will prove to be a stepping stone in the transformation of the country into Digital Pakistan.

The satellite will be available for its services by August this year, as per schedule.      

Meanwhile, Foreign Office, in a statement today, said this advanced geostationary satellite, equipped with state-of-the-art communication technologies, reinforces Pakistan's presence in geostationary orbit and aims to enhance satellite-based communication services across the country.

PakSat-MM1 is poised to provide a robust, independent national communication platform, essential for the realization of the "Digital Pakistan" initiative.

The Foreign Office said the satellite's capabilities are particularly critical for delivering high-speed broadband internet services via satellite, thereby improving connectivity in the most remote and underserved regions of Pakistan.

This advancement is expected to significantly contribute to the socioeconomic uplift of these areas, bridging the digital divide and enhancing overall national development.

The Foreign Office further said PakSat-MM1 stands as a testament to Pakistan's commitment to leveraging advanced technology for national progress, ensuring both the commercial and public sectors benefit from improved communication infrastructure.