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Pakistan launches 2nd communication satellite, Paksat MM1

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan has launched its second satellite Paksat MM1 into space to provide internet to remote areas.

Pakistan’s advanced communication satellite, PAKSAT MM1, has been launched into space in collaboration with China, making it Islamabad’s second satellite to be sent into orbit.

The satellite, launched from China’s Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC), will help Pakistan into the digital era by helping to provide internet to remote areas, the Spa¬≠ce and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco) said.

The satellite which will take around four days to reach space is expected to contribute to the establishment of a sophisticated communication network and help meet the growing demands of the telecom sector and its advanced capabilities will address the increasing demand for high-speed internet and seamless connectivity.

Prime Minister Shahbaz Shareef congratulated the entire nation and said ” With its state-of-the-art communication technology, this satellite promises to revolutionize our digital landscape and provide the fastest internet facility throughout the country”