Monday, 24 October 2011

CHINA Launches PAK Satelllite (PAKSAT-1R) | Pakistan's First Communication Satellite Launched By CHINA

     CHINA Launches a Satellite for Pakistan on August 12. It is the Pakistan's first communications satellite 'PAKSAT-1R'. It launches from a sprawling launch centre in western Sichual province, marking a deepening in technological cooperation between the close allies and a millestone for the country's fast-growing commercial satellite industry.     
   The satellite (PAKSAT-1R) has a design life of 15 years and will provide TV broadcasting, Internet and other  data communication services across South and Central Asia, Eastern Europe, East Africa and the Far East.     

    The satellite  will reach a circular orbit about 22,300 miles above the equator in the coming weeks.   PakSat 1R will enter service after testing of its engineering systems and communications system payload.

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