Pakistan Technology Evaluation Satellite (PakTES-1A)

PakTES-1A is an indigenously designed satellite developed by SUPARCO scientists, engineers and technicians. The main objective of PakTES-1A is to take the next major step towards developing indigenous capability in the design and development of various types of satellites.

Brief Specification

Launched Date July 09, 2018
Orbital Position SSO
Payload EO Payload
Mission Life 03 years
Ground Stations Islamabad & Karachi


PakTES-1A is a 300 kg class small remote sensing satellite with a design life of 3 years placed in a sun synchronous orbit at an altitude of around 600 km carrying EO payload. PakTES-1A has been launched in a dual launch configuration along with Pakistan’s Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-1) using China’s LM-2C/SMA Launch Vehicle on 09-Jul-2018 from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (JSLC), China.