Pakistan opens private rocket launch business
August 17, 2020
By Chris Forrester
Pakistan’s privately-backed The Rocket & Satellite Company (TRSC) announced they will launch their first space launch vehicle into orbit in 2025. They gave a date of August 14th 2025 – Pakistan’s Independence Day.
Karachi-based TRSC says it is working to provide advanced and innovative services, solutions and products for the global space-tech based market, supporting demanding and challenging missions in orbit and beyond.
TRSC’s ambitions at the moment are to launch smaller satellites to Low Earth orbit.
According to Sami Ullah Khan, CEO of TRSC, “Our vision is to make life of Space companies easy to offer one solutions under one roof, such as services, solutions and products in Ground Segment, Satellites and Payload Launching domain, great space-tech services, solutions and products at [an] affordable price for Space companies.”
TRSC’s previous announcement said the company will offer low-cost solutions in three main areas: space launch systems, satellite manufacturing, and ground segment as a service. In the long-term, the company plans to offer solutions in the areas of space debris and in-orbit satellite servicing to increase satellite life.