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Pakistan launches experimental, remote sensing satellites

10 July 2018

Pakistan launched two satellites on a Long March-2C rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China on 9 July, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in Islamabad announced in a statement issued the same day.

The 1,200 kg Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite-1 (PRSS-1), which is set to operate at an altitude of 640 km, is described by the Xinhua news agency as the first optical remote sensing satellite sold by China to Pakistan and the 17th satellite developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) – a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) – for an overseas buyer.

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