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Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite

Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite
Bus CAN-bus
Mission type Oceanography
Weather satellite
Earth observation satellite
Geographic information system
constellation of Optical
Global navigation satellite system
Optical satellite system
Launch date End of 2018
Carrier rocket Unknown
Launch site Unknown
Homepage Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite
Mass Unknown
Power 600 W
Orbital elements
Regime Sun-Synchronous, Circular orbit, HEO
Inclination 38.280°
Apoapsis 700 kilometres (430 mi)
Periapsis 700 kilometres (430 mi)
Orbital period 99.31 minutes
Main instruments Very high resolution radiometer
Synthetic aperture radar

The Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRS), commercially known as Remote Sensing Satellite System (RSSS), is a dual-purpose Earth observational and optical satellite which is scheduled to launch in 2018 for the replacement of Badr-II satellite.[1][2]


  • History 1
  • Launch date 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


After successful launching and operation of Badr satellite programme which contained the experimental Low Earth Observational satellites in the 1990s and early 2000s, SUPARCO launched the work on the high resolution Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSSS) to meet the national and international user requirements in the field of satellite imagery.[3]

The PRS program is planned to be a progressive and sustainable program with an initial plans to launch an optical satellite with payload of 2.5 metre PAN in 700 km sun-synchronous orbit by the end of year 2014, which will be followed by a series of optical and SAR satellites in future. Necessary infrastructure for ground control and image reception and processing is also planned to be set up.[3] The satellite is underdevelopment process and it is being developed by SUPARCO.

Launch date

In 2012, the first remote sensing satellite project was completed.[4] Suparco set up its own version of Global navigation satellite system (GNS) and immediately acquired the Beidou navigation system of China for this satellite in September 2012.[5] Currently three Satellites are under Design by SUPARCO in collaboration with University of Engineering & Technology Lahore. According to SUPARCO, first satellite of this program is scheduled to launch in 2017, and it is visioned to provide help in exploiting the potentials of space technologies for natural resource surveying and environmental monitoring.[6]


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External links

  • Pakistan to launch remote sensing satellite system
  • PRSSS to be Launch
  • Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite
  • Pakistan to launch its first Remote Sensing Satellite

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