PM Yousaf Raza Gilani launched PakSat-R1 communication satellite Ground Station:
Ground station of Paksat-1R Satellite inaugurated
LAHORE: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani formally inaugurated the commercial operation of Pakistan’s second communication satellite Paksat-1R in Lahore Saturday, Geo News reported.
Paksat-1R was launched on August 12 from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre by China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC). It was moved to its designated position at 38 degree East in the geo-stationary orbit to replace the existing satellite Paksat-1. It has 32 transponders with three communication antennas to cover whole of Pakistan and 75 other countries across Asia, East Africa and part of Western Europe. It has a useful life span of 15 years.
Paksat-1R will enhance Pakistan’s capabilities to provide telecommunication and broadcast services, internet and data communication services.
The first ground station of Paksat-1R has been established near Lahore in Kala Shah Kaku. The second ground station will be set up in Karachi.
The SUPARCO officials briefed PM Gilani about the salients.
LAHORE (Saturday, November 5, 2011) : Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday inaugurated the services of PakSat-R1 communication satellite at the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO).
The satellite will continue providing Internet and services for the coming 15 years with latest state of the art ground stations set up in Lahore and Karachi to control the satellite.
According to a SUPARCO official, this geostationary and advanced communication satellite was jointly built by SUPARCO’s scientists and engineers under the technical guidance and financial assistance from their Chinese counterpart, China National Space Administration.
The PakSat-R1 satellite is meant to expedite the introduction of a range of new services including broadband Internet, digital television broadcasting, remote and rural telephony, emergency communications, tele-education and tele-medicine.
(Published in Samaa TV Website)