In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly declared 4-10 October as World Space Week (WSW). Pakistan is endeavoring to enter into the realm of Space Science & Technology and related applications. The success of any space program relies greatly on public understanding and support. It is, therefore important to communicate the benefits of Space Technology to the public on regular basis.
The theme of WSW for the year 2016 is “Remote Sensing – Enabling Our Future” an inward looking theme which celebrates Earth Observation from Space for the betterment of the human race. It means to highlight a host of classic Earth Observation missions such as the U.S. Landsat mission, the work of intergovernmental groups such as GEOSS Group on Earth Observations and emphasizes applications such as environment and agriculture monitoring, land use mapping and new uses such as location based services.