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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Pakistan Plans Launch

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's second experimental satellite will be launched by a Russian rocket from Kazakhstan in March, a Pakistani space scientist said Wednesday.

Abdul Majid, chairman of the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission, said the Badr-2 satellite would be launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome on a Zenit-2 rocket, the official Associated Press of Pakistan news agency reported.

"The main mission objectives of the Badr-2 program include indigenous development of low-cost satellites and creation of necessary infrastructure for future development in this field," he said.