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First Pakistani will go into space in 2022

China invites investors to develop space industry

Pakistan will send first astronaut into space in 2022: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry Pakistan will launch its first space mission in 2022, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced during a press briefing in Islamabad. Addressing the media on Wednesday, Fawad Chaudhry said that a contract has been signed between a Chinese company and Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission ... Read More »

McCandless first astronaut to fly untethered, dies at age 80

He travelled 320ft from the space shuttle Challenger during the spacewalk Bruce McCandless, an astronaut who was the first to fly untethered from his spacecraft in a gripping scene watched around the world, has died at the age of 80. The NASA astronaut was famously photographed in 1984 flying 150 miles above the earth without a tether. He travelled 320ft ... Read More »

Pakistan to send astronauts into space within 2 years

Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman addressed AirTech’17 Conference at Air University Pakistan’s Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman announced on Thursday that Pakistan will be able to send astronauts into space with the collaboration of China within two years. He made the announcement at Pakistan’s biggest technical and scientific Olympiad, Airtech’17, being held at Air University in Islamabad from 7th to ... Read More »

Pakistan’s first optical remote sensing satellite to be launched soon

Pakistan’s first optical remote sensing satellite to be launched soon

Pakistan announced to deploy earth observation satellite in March 2018 Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) have announced that Pakistan’s first remote sensing satellite called PRSS-1 will be launched in March 2018. This announcement was made by Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) at the ceremony of World Space Week 2017. A graceful opening ceremony was ... Read More »

Pakistan celebrates World Space Week 2017

SUPARCO Chairman Qaiser Anees Khurram, Vice Chancellor of IST Imran Rehman and dean of IST Iqbal Rasool Memon at the launch event of World Space Week 2017. Photo by Sana Jamal

World Space Week 2017 commences at Institute of Space Technology The World Space Week 2017 activities in Pakistan kicked off on October 4th with fun events, informative sessions and contests, taking youth on an amazing journey of space exploration. Institute of Space Technology (IST) launched a four-day activity-based program in collaboration with the National Space Agency of Pakistan (SUPARCO) to ... Read More »

China invites investors to develop space industry

China invites investors to develop space industry

China to develop space industry for next five years China is seeking private investors, including those from outside the country, to develop its aerospace program. China is looking forward to commercialize its satellite communications and broadcasting systems, according to an aerospace white paper the State Council Information Office released. China’s satellite navigation system, Beidou-2, is expected to enter service in ... Read More »

Brightest supermoon in 70 years dazzles skygazers

Moonrise over the London, as see from Waterloo Bridge on Nov. 13, 2016. Photo: Owen Llewellyn

The moon was 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than usual The most spectacular supermoon since 1948 will light up the sky, appearing 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than usual. Skygazers were making for high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches in an attempt to get the best views. Picnics were being organised all over the ... Read More »

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