Badr-1 – Pakistan‘s first indigenously developed Satellite was launched in 1990 from China aboard a Long March rocket. The satellite successfully completed its designed life.
- To acquire know-how for indigenous development of satellites and to create infrastructure for future satellite development activities.
- To test the performance of indigenously developed satellite subsystems in space environment.
- To perform experiments in real-time voice and data communications between two user ground stations.
- To demonstrate store-and-forward type message communication.
- To educate the country’s academic, scientific and amateur community in the tracking and use of low-earth-orbiting satellites.
Pakistan Second Satellite Badar – B
Pakistan ‘s second satellite Badr-B was launched on 10 December, 2001 from the Baikonour Cosmodrome, Kazakistan on a Zenit-2 rocket. It was launched in a sun-synchronous orbit of 1050 Km altitude.
The satellite is tracked from the TT&C Station at Lahore. The orbital elements of the satellite are available at http://www.celestrack.com
- Indigenous development of low cost satellites and creation of necessary infrastructure for future development in this field\
- Acquisition of know-how and technology for earth imaging by use of CCD sensors.
- Acquisition of know-how and capability in the field of satellite attitude control and stabilization.
- Encourage and stimulate interest of the country’s academic and scientific community in the peaceful uses of space.
- Forging of closer links with counterpart agencies/organizations in other countries/regions