Communication Satellite

Pakistan’s first communication satellite was launched on 12 Aug 2011. The satellite was developed and launched by the China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC). The satellite is located at the 38 degrees East orbital slot. The service life of the satellite is 15 years. The commercial services of the satellite were inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Pakistan on 05 Nov 2011 from the satellite ground station located near Lahore. The satellite is providing satisfactory services to a broad spectrum of national and international customers.