The proposed satellite will carry a number of engineering evaluation and scientific experiments including those from R&D organizations, academic institutions and other national agencies.
The second satellite is a part of Pakistan’s Space Programme 2040 envisioning making the country a major player in the field.
Pakistan has already successfully launched its first satellite PAKSAT-1R in collaboration with neighboring country China last year.
Paksat-1R project is a project of strategic importance. The satellite has been designed to Pakistan’s national needs.
With PAKSAT-1R, having a mission life of about 15 years, SUPARCO has already acquired know-how and technology relating to the design, development, manufacturing, testing and launch of communication satellites
To strengthen capacity for indigenous design, development, manufacturing, testing and launching of communication satellites, the second satellite would be another milestone for the country; however completion date of the satellite has not been revealed yet by the national space authority.