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Pakistan's first remote sensing satellite system to be launched soon

22 September 2013

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Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan's first Remote Sensing Satellite System (RSSS) will be launched soon to meet the national and international user requirements in the field of satellite imagery.

While addressing the eighth convocation of Institute of Space Technology (IST) on Saturday, he said the government wanted to make more sophisticated satellite system in the country, adding the satellite system could be helpful in the socio economic development of the country.

He said there was an important role of space technology in the development of different sectors including agriculture, fisheries, infrastructure development, education, health and transportation. He said the rate of economic development in the country remained very low during the past decade due to lack of political stability and policy discontinuity.

Source: Business Recorder

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