The PRSS-1 is China’s first optical remote sensing satellite sold to Pakistan
Thanks to the support of a Long March-2C rocket, China launched two satellites for Pakistan from the Jiuquan launch center in northwest China.
China’s first optical remote sensing satellite sold in Pakistan is called PRSS-1 and is the 17th satellite developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) for a foreign buyer.
In addition to the PRSS-1, the launch also saw the release of PakTES-1A, a scientific experimental satellite developed by Pakistan.
The designers indicated that the two cameras are among the best remote sensing cameras
PRSS-1 has two panchromatic and multispectral cameras, with a resolution of up to one meter and a coverage radius of 60 km and is designed to last at least seven years.
The designers indicated that the two cameras are among the best remote sensing cameras exported from China. They can be used to monitor plant diseases and parasites, given their accuracy.
The main tasks of PRSS-1 will be to detect land and resources, to monitor possible natural disasters, to study extensively for agricultural research, to make urban construction projects and to provide remote sensing information for the Belt and Road region.
The cooperation between China and Pakistan continues in August 2011
This continues the space cooperation between China and Pakistan, which began in August 2011 with the launch of PAKSAT-1R, a communications satellite.
The one just carried out, is also the first international commercial launch for a Long March-2C rocket within almost two decades after taking the Motorola’s Iridium satellites into orbit in 1999.
MORE ON THIS TOPIC