Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry revealed that first Pakistani space mission is now planned for 2022.
First Pakistani in space will go by 2022. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said today that the first Pakistani astronaut will go in space.
An agreement between Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) and a Chinese company has already been signed, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said after the cabinet meeting.
Earlier this year, Pakistan launched two indigenously built satellites into orbit, using a Chinese launch vehicle. The satellites were launched onboard a Chinese Long March (LM-2C) rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre located at the Gobi desert, China.
One of the satellites launched was a remote sensing satellite (PRSS1) – a dual-purpose Earth observational and optical satellite. The second test satellite launched was a PAK-TES-1A, developed by SUPARCO.
The satellites were transported to China as the country lacks the infrastructure to launch objects, the official explained.