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Indigenous facility planned to manufacture satellite 

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ISLAMABAD: The government has planned to establish an indigenous facility for the development of satellites in accordance with international space standards under its annual development plan for 2018-19.

The facility – Pakistan Space Centre will have the capability to carry out manufacturing, testing, system level assembly, integration, launch, and operations of various types of satellites.

As per Information and Communication Technology Annual Plan 2018-19, major thrust includes that Pakistan Multi-Mission Satellite (PakSat-MM1) will cater to demand of Direct-To-Home (DTH), High-Throughput Services (HTS)/Broadband Internet and Strategic SatCom.

The PC-II has already been approved and during next year, PC-I will be submitted for approval and subsequent execution of the project.

Moreover, feasibility study of Pakistan’s 2nd Optical Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-O2) will be completed. PRSS-O2 aims to launch a sub-meter resolution remote sensing satellite.

Feasibility and System Definition Study (FSDS) of Pakistan Navigation Satellite System (PakNav) will also be carried out. PakNav will enable Pakistan to have independent satellite navigation for both civilian and strategic purposes.

The government would focus on competing in the international arena and accelerating the pace of e-government to facilitate citizens to avail public services.

The document said Rs6,535 million have been earmarked for ICT sector under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2018-19 which is aimed at improving the capacity of IT industry.