Islamabad (Staff Report): Pakistan is all set to launch an indigenously developed satellite next month.

“PakTES-1A - an indigenously developed 285 kg remote sensing satellite of Pakistan and it will be launched at 610 km sun-synchronous orbit in July 2018,” Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Faisal Muhammad said in a tweet.

The satellite named PakTES-1A – is an indigenously developed remote sensing satellite of Pakistan . It will be launched at 610 km sun-synchronous orbit in July 2018.

The satellite weighs 285 kg and will enhance country’s self-reliance capacity and reduce dependence on foreign satellites, mainly the US and French satellites for civil and military communications.

Earlier, China and Pakistan had signed an agreement in 2016 for the launch of a special remote sensing satellite in 2018.