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PAKSAT MM1: Pakistan launches second satellite to boost internet speed

Islamabad, 30 May 2024, (GNP): Pakistan’s advanced communication satellite, PAKSAT MM1, has been launched into space in partnership with China, marking Islamabad’s second satellite to enter orbit.

According to the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco), the satellite, launched from China’s Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC), will advance Pakistan into the digital age by providing internet access to remote areas.

The satellite will improve Pakistan’s internet connectivity. MM1 will play a crucial role in the socio-economic development of the country. This launch follows Pakistan’s recent deployment of ICUBE-Q into space.

The satellite will improve Pakistan’s internet connectivity. MM1 will play a crucial role in the socio-economic development of the country. This launch follows Pakistan’s recent deployment of ICUBE-Q into space.

The satellite, which will take about four days to reach its destination, is expected to help establish a sophisticated communication network. Its advanced capabilities will address the growing demand for high-speed internet and seamless connectivity in the telecom sector.

The agency, in a statement, had said: “This high-power multi-mission satellite will provide communication services in C, Ku, Ka Bands and SBAS services in L Band.”

Suparco stated that PakSat-MM1, based on advanced communication technologies, will play a crucial role in the socio-economic development of the country.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif congratulated the nation on the satellite’s launch, expressing hope that it would help provide the fastest internet service across the country.

“I am particularly excited about the potential impact of Paksat MM1 on internet connectivity across Pakistan,” the premier said in a statement.

The prime minister remarked that Paksat MM1 would not only improve the lives of Pakistani citizens but also boost economic activities, e-commerce, and e-governance initiatives.

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Before PAKSAT MM1, Pakistan’s historic lunar mission, ICUBE-Q, was launched on May 3 aboard China’s Chang’E6 from Hainan, China. The iCube-Qamar mission represents Pakistan’s inaugural lunar exploration effort, marking a significant milestone in the country’s space endeavors.

Designed and developed by the Institute of Space Technology (IST) in collaboration with China’s Shanghai University SJTU and Pakistan’s national space agency SUPARCO, the satellite successfully captured and transmitted its first images from lunar orbit, offering a distinctive view of the moon’s surface.

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