China Academy of Space Technology will soon provide communication satellite to Pakistan under the bilateral exchange contract. According to the agreement China will help Pakistan in establishing an extensive capacity telecom network. China to Help Pakistan Establish a Larger Capacity Telecom Network.
The Academy’s sources revealed that it has developed seven communications satellites for foreign users, including Pakistan. They are executing export contracts for over 10 such satellites, said Zhou Zhicheng, head of the Institute of Telecommunication Satellite.
Though the country still needs to close in with the best developers of communications satellites in the US and Europe, like Boeing and Thales Alenia Space.
China to Help Pakistan Establish a Larger Capacity Telecom Network
In the meantime China will introduce its most advanced communications satellite in April as it constructs a large capacity network. That will allow passengers on jetliners and high-speed trains, use the internet.
Shijian 13, made by the China Academy of Space Technology, will be hoisted on a Long March 3B carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province.
The academy further added that the satellite that weighs 4.6 metric tons, will be there for 15 years in a geostationary orbit about 36,000 kilometers above Earth.
The satellite has a Ka-band broadband communications system capable of transferring 20 gigabytes of data per second. That makes it the most powerful communications satellite the nation has ever developed.
Shijian 13 will use electric propulsion after it enters orbit, which will extensively reduce the chemical fuel the satellite carries. Furthermore it will carry out space-to-ground laser communications experiments, the academy said.
Deputy head of the academy’s Institute of Telecommunication Satellite, Wang Min said that China also plans to establish a constellation of advanced communications satellites by 2025. As soon as the objective is accomplished people will be able to use high-quality WiFi service.
Source: The Nation