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The PRSS 1 spacecraft (Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite 1) was built in China by DFH Satellite Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of the China Academy of Space Technology, for Pakistan’s national space agency, SUPARCO. Designed to collect one-meter (3-foot) resolution imagery from orbit, PRSS 1 will support the monitoring of natural resources, environmental protection, disaster management and emergency response, crop yield estimation, and urban planning, according to China Great Wall Industry Corp., the Chinese state-owned company responsible for arranging commercial and international satellite and launch contracts. Officials said the new satellite will also provide remote sensing information for the establishment of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, an extensive multibillion-dollar infrastructure development project between the two nations.

Alternate Names

  • 43530
  • PRSS1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2018-07-09
Launch Vehicle: Long March 2C
Launch Site: Jiuquan, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Pakistan)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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