Author Topic: Paksat MM1 - CZ-3B/G2 - Xichang - May 30, 2024 (12:12 UTC)  (Read 9788 times)

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« Last Edit: 05/30/2024 01:15 pm by mikezang »

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The payload might be Weixing Hulianwang Gaogui 02 (卫星互联网高轨01) and Y96.
« Last Edit: 05/02/2024 04:48 am by mikezang »

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Payload will be Paksat MM1.

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After the successful launch of the country’s first lunar satellite, iCUBE Qamar, Pakistan is set to launch another satellite, MM1, on May 30.

Source : https://mmnews.tv/pakistan-to-launch-another-satellite-mm1-this-month/
« Last Edit: 05/11/2024 03:16 pm by Bean Kenobi »

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Payload will be Paksat MM1.


More exactly, it is Paksat MM1R, the replacement for Paksat MM1, leased by SUPARCO in 2016 from Asiasat.

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More info about the satellite

https://suparco.gov.pk/major-programmes/projects/paksat-mm1r/

Note: the satellite shown on the website is Telstar-12V, not Paksat-MM 1R.

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According to this Linkedin post https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/paksat-mm1-advancing-pakistans-communication-through-satellite-ahmed Paksat MM1R will be based on the DFH-4 platform. Be careful - the post image shows Paksat 1R.
« Last Edit: 05/12/2024 02:49 pm by limen4 »

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https://arynews.tv/pakistan-announces-to-launch-multi-mission-communication-satellite/amp/

 PakSAT-MM1R would be launched from China’s Xichang Satellite Launch Centre on May 30.


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Launched!
« Last Edit: 05/30/2024 12:18 pm by mikezang »

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Launched!

There were some live views here:



At the end of the 2nd video the launch time is shown as 12:12:04.631 UTC, from pad 2.
« Last Edit: 05/30/2024 12:34 pm by Galactic Penguin SST »
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From another stream which I couldn't locate - spacecraft separation and solar arrays deployment has occurred. Images via Chinese social media.
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It seems that Chinese reports are calling it "Paksat MM1" but on the Pakistan side they already used the name for ex-AsiaSat 4 which SUPARCO leased out since March 2018, and called this one 'Paksat MM1R".

Anyway launch success has been officially confirmed.

https://twitter.com/Cosmic_Penguin/status/1796166010720186838
« Last Edit: 05/30/2024 02:04 pm by Galactic Penguin SST »
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Re: Paksat MM1R - CZ-3B/G2 - Xichang - May 30, 2024 (12:12 UTC)
« Reply #15 on: 05/30/2024 01:10 pm »

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Re: Paksat MM1R - CZ-3B/G2 - Xichang - May 30, 2024 (12:12 UTC)
« Reply #16 on: 05/30/2024 01:15 pm »
It's MM1 not MM1R!

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Re: Paksat MM1 - CZ-3B/G2 - Xichang - May 30, 2024 (12:12 UTC)
« Reply #17 on: 05/30/2024 01:17 pm »
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CGWIC Successfully Launches PAKSAT-MM1 by LM-3B Launch Vehicle
An LM-3B launch vehicle lifted off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 20:12, May 30th, 2024, successfully sending the PAKSAT-MM1 satellite into its the predetermined orbit.
The PAKSAT-MM1 is an important project listed in“2021-2030 Space Cooperation Outline Programs” between China and Pakistan financed by the Chinese Government Concessional Loan. It is the 14th in-orbit delivery communications satellite contract signed by China Great Wall Industrial Corporation (CGWIC), a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), with its customers. The end user of PAKSAT-MM1 is Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO).
The satellite, developed by China Academy of Space Technology (CAST), a subsidiary of CASC, is based on the DFH-4E satellite platform with a liftoff mass of 5,400 kg, and equipped with 9 antennas and 48 transponders in C, Ku, Ka, and L bands. It can provide various services such as broadcasting, regional enhanced communications, high-throughput broadband and the Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) services etc. The satellite will be positioned at 38.2° E orbit slot, covering the mainland and surrounding areas of Pakistan, parts of the Indian Ocean, the Middle East, East Africa, and parts of Europe, with a service life of 15 years. The satellite will provide high quality satellite transponders and broadband access resources for the enormous population and numerous users in the region, and significantly enhance satellite communications capacity of Pakistan. The Customer Furnished Items (CFIs) designed and developed by SUPARCO are on-board the PAKSAT-MM1 satellite to demonstrate and verify the Customers’ satellite development capability.
The LM-3B launch vehicle, developed by China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT), a subsidiary of CASC, fully inherits the mature and flight-proven technology of the Long March family, and is capable of sending a maximum mass of 5,500 kg into the GTO orbit. This launch is the 96th launch of the LM-3B launch vehicle and the 524th launch of the Long March family.
SUPARCO is the Pakistan government authority responsible for space affairs. The PAKSAT-MM1 and the PAKSAT-1R are both operated by PAKSAT International (Private) Limited, a state operator subordinated to SUPARCO.
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Re: Paksat MM1 - CZ-3B/G2 - Xichang - May 30, 2024 (12:12 UTC)
« Reply #19 on: 05/30/2024 07:36 pm »
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