Pakistan Mission Control Centre

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Pakistan Mission Control Center)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Pakistan Mission Control Centre
Station statistics
Launch January 1, 1990
Mission status Active

The Pakistan Mission Control Center (Call sign:PMCC) is a separate command and control and separate mission control center at the Suparco Headquarters in Karachi, Sindh Province of Pakistan.[1] The PMCC manages and controls the satellite programme of Pakistan, and controls the nation's unmanned space programme.[2]

Historical review[edit]

The facility came into existence in 1990 with the technical support of France, Canada and the Soviet Union.[3] Since 1990, Pakistan had been participating in an international and multinational humanitarian programme for satellite–aided search and rescue, the International Cospas-Sarsat Programme.[3] In 1990, the Government of Pakistan accorded approval for Suparco's participation in the Cospas program as ground segment provider and lead space station with close coordination with the Soviet Union.[3] Over the years, the mission control center had equipped itself with advanced technology and is capable of controlling the capable COSPAS-SARSAT satellites.[3]

Operational activities[edit]

The PMCC is a major facility to hold the space programme activities and to control the satellite programme.[2] On November 10-November 12, 2009 at 0500 - 1300 UTC, Suparco successfully completed commissioning and telecommunication test of the Pakistan Mission Control Center under the officials of the COSPAS-SARSAT International Program, for the support of Search and Rescue using satellite aided tracking technology.[2] As of current, the PMCC is a recognized and major facility of the International COSPAS-SARSAT Program.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pakistan Mission Control Center". Techno Sciences. TSI. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c SUPARCO. "Successful Commissioning of the upgraded COSPAS-SARSAT Mission Control Center in Pakistan" (PDF). Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission. SUPARCO Press Release. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e SUPARCO. "Atmospheric Science DIvision". Suparco's Atmospheric Science DIvision. SUPARCO and COSPAS-SARSAT Program. Retrieved 24 September 2012.