Pakistan gearing up for the development of EO satellite

Pakistan gearing up for the development of EO satellite

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Pakistan: Pakistan Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) is working on the design and development of Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-1), a high-resolution electro-optical remote sensing low-earth orbit (LEO) satellite. SUPARCO aims at launching the satellite by 2015-16.

SUPARCO had planed its first Earth Observation Satellite System (EOSS) in the late 1990s. By the year 2006-07, it was reconfigured and renamed as Remote Sensing Satellite System (RSSS). It comprised of two remote sensing satellites, one carrying an electro-optical payload and the other a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). Now, SUPARCO plans to launch the PRSS-1 in a low Earth orbit. The satellite is currently under the process of approval from the Pakistani government. At the moment, SUPARCO is looking for companies that could provide consultancy and technical services for the project.

Source: Geospatial World Tenders