Pakistan successfully launched its first Remote Sensing Satellites (PRSS-1 & PakTES-1A) in Sun-Synchronous Low Earth Orbit (LEO) on 9th July 2018 from Jiuquan Launch Site Center (JLSC), China.
PRSS-1 carries optical payload having spatial resolution of 0.98m in panchromatic and 2.89m in multispectral mode. It offers 4 day revisit capability anywhere on the globe. It is tailored to meet Pakistan’s needs for high resolution imagery required by users for socio-economic development, especially in the fields of land mapping, agriculture classification and assessment, urban and rural planning, environmental monitoring, natural disaster monitoring/management, water resource management and others. Its imagery is also being used for monitoring and planning of mega infrastructure development carried out under CPEC. Two Ground Stations have been established for the planning, reception, processing and archiving of satellites imageries in Islamabad and Karachi.
PakTES-1A is an indigenously designed satellite developed by SUPARCO scientists, engineers and technicians for technology evaluation. It also has an optical payload with resolution of 2.4m in panchromatic and 4.8m in multispectral mode. Its imagery is available free of cost for academic purposes.
PRSS-1 offers 0.98 m PAN and 2.89 m MSS resolution.
Paktes-1A offers 2.4 m PAN and 4.8 m MSS resolution.
Our PRSS system offers unprecedented location accuracy of less than 5 meters with GCP and less than 35 meter without GCP.
While our Paktes-1A system offers location accuracy of 20 meters with GCP and less than 100 meter without GCP.
Images from our high resolution optical sensors are sharp and crisp. Every detail is very pronounced and visible. Images can be used for wide array of applications in numerous application fields.
PRSS-1 offers 60 km swath width using dual optical sensors, our combination of wide swath width with high resolution is very rare in satellite imagery market. This capability enables us to acquire a lot quality satellite data in a short time period.