Pakistan's Communication Satellite Successfully Reaches Orbit

PakSAT-MM1 is now positioned 38,786 km above Earth at 38.2 degrees East.

Pakistan's Communication Satellite Successfully Reaches Orbit
Islamabad: 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 second satellite, launched on May 30, is now in its geostationary orbit. "PakSAT-MM1 is positioned at an altitude of 38,786 kilometers above Earth," the spokesperson stated.
The satellite is stationed at 38.2 degrees East. Weighing 5 tonnes, PakSAT-MM1 is equipped with advanced communication technology to provide high-speed internet access across the country.
"Following its deployment, the satellite's solar panels have begun 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 Pakistan’s space program, aimed at enhancing the country’s communication infrastructure and reducing reliance on foreign satellites.
The satellite is expected to improve internet connectivity, particularly 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.