Friday, August 12, 2011

Pakistan Launches its First Communication Satellite Paksat-1R

pakistani satelite

Finally Pakistan has launched its first communication satellite with the help of China.

Earlier it was expected that Pakistan will launch its satellite in second week of August, preferably on 14th of August but keeping in view the weather factors, the launch has taken place.

Paksat-1R is based on DFH-4 platform and will be positioned at 38.0 degrees East. Paksat-1R will replace Paksat-1 which was launched on January 31st, 1996. The DFH-4 (DongFangHong-4) platform is a large telecommunications satellite platform –

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