The blooming bilateral relations of Pakistan and Turkey are not something new to us. Pak-Turk joint ventures are something to laud. Pakistan and Turkey are extending their fraternity not only to politics but also to other sectors. The news has it that the aerospace agencies have joint hands to work on projects related to space and communication satellites. Tau phir Pakistan aur Turkey mein hua ak aur muhaida-SUPARCO and TAI joined hands.
#Turkey’s Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and #Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) have signed an agreement to jointly develop satellites as well as other space projects, including a joint spaceport in Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/lzPLXmrVIL
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Turkish Aerospace and Pakistan Space and Upper Research Commission (SUPARCO) have announced the joint aerospace project they are going to work on. This satellite project will be restricted to civilian use. Kiya baat hai!
Not only this, the Pak-Turk collaboration will bring immense benefits for both the countries and agencies. According to the CEO of TAI Temel Kotil, under this project, a total of five satellites will be manufactured. This is big news for Pakistan as it will bring new advancements to the research and development of Pakistan’s aerospace. SUPARCO, Pakistan’s National Space Agency is known for carrying out peaceful space technology research. It also promotes technology to boost the country’s socio-economic landscape.
In 1990, Pakistan launched its first communication and experimental satellite. This was a hallmark event for Pakistan. In 2011, Pakistan launched PAKSAR-1R which was the country’s first communication satellite. Another milestone was touched in 2018, after the Pak-China space cooperation agreement. This agreement was followed by the launch of Pakistan’s first technology evaluation satellite PakTES 1A and remote-sensing satellite PRSS-1.
Following the launch of its first office TAI in 2019, it has signed various agreements with Pakistan. It signed an agreement with Pakistan’s NESCOM- National Engineering and Science Commission for the joint manufacturing of ‘ANKA Unmanned Aerial Vehicles’ in 2021
These are some of the remarkable technological advancements that Pakistan oversaw in the space and technology sector. Now Pakistan is ready to take aerospace to new heights by collaborating with Turkey and other countries. This will widen the window of opportunities for Pakistan to come at par with other advanced countries.