Pakistan's 2nd satellite PakSAT-MM1 enters its orbit

11:59 PM | 6 Jun, 2024
Pakistan's 2nd satellite PakSAT-MM1 enters its orbit
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Pakistan's national space agency, the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), has announced that its communication satellite, PakSAT-MM1, has successfully reached its designated orbit.

A SUPARCO spokesperson confirmed that the satellite, launched on May 30, has achieved its geostationary orbit. "PakSAT-MM1 is now positioned at an altitude of 38,786 kilometers above the Earth," the spokesperson said.

The satellite is stationed at 38.2 degrees East. Weighing 5 tonnes, PakSAT-MM1 is equipped with advanced communication technology designed to provide high-speed internet access across the country.

"Following its deployment, the satellite's solar panels have started functioning," the spokesperson added. "Various tests will be conducted to assess the satellite's health and performance in orbit."

The launch of PakSAT-MM1 marks a significant milestone for the country’s space program, aiming to enhance communication infrastructure and reduce dependency on foreign satellites.

The satellite is expected to improve internet connectivity, especially in remote and underserved areas, supporting the country’s digital transformation initiatives.

The satellite was launched from China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC).

This launch follows the successful deployment of Pakistan's first communication satellite, PakSAT-1R, in 2011.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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