China, Pakistan Plan to Launch Satellites in June to Monitor CPEC Progress
May 28, 2018 (BE2C2) — In order to carefully monitor the progress taking place in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), China is all set to launch two satellites next month.
In a joint initiative between The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALVT) and Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), the satellites to be launched will focus on geo-monitoring and image processing.
The major advantages of these satellites is that they will improve the process of communication in remote and backward areas of Pakistan.
Beijing will launch the remote sensing satellites for Pakistan in June to monitor the progress of work on the $62 billion CPEC project, according to Chinese media reports.
The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALVT) and Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) have jointly made the satellites. The satellites will be used for geo-monitoring and taking real-time images from the orbit.
New satellites from China will be launched by the Long March-2C rockets mainly used to send satellites into low earth or sun-synchronous orbits. The satellite will also monitor ocean wind and waves.
Earlier, China had also launched Pakistan’s communication satellite PAKSAT-1R back in 2011.
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