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ISLAMABAD: After their successful tests in orbit, Pakistan’s first Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-1) and its Technology Evaluation Satellite (PakTES-1A) became fully operational on Tuesday.

The control of the PRSS-1 satellite was successfully transferred to ground control stations in Pakistan, a statement issued by the Planning Commission said.

The satellites were successfully launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in China on July 9.

According to the statement, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister retired Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk have praised the efforts of Suparco’s engineers and scientists in achieving another milestone in space technology.

Published in Dawn, August 15th, 2018