Top minister sheikh hasina will inaugurate bangabandhu-1 satellite tv for pc in december, says nation minister tarana halim in a press convention.
country minister for posts and telecommunications tarana halim on monday said united states of america’s first satellite tv for pc bangabandhu-1 is almost prepared to launch in december this 12 months.
quoting the minister bss stated, “if the weather remains beneficial, bangabandhu-1 satellite might be released within the first or remaining week of december from the cape canaveral launching pad in florida of america via spacex falcon 9 launch vehicle.”
the kingdom minister, who has lately witnessed the producing works of the satellite with the aid of thales alenia area in france, published it at a press convention at her ministry workplace.
she, but, said they have also saved the primary week of january as the opportunity agenda for the release if the climate turns into adverse.
“top minister sheikh hasina is anticipated to hyperlink with the launching of the satellite tv for pc through video conference from dhaka in preference to visiting florida to rejoice the united states of america’s auspicious occasion with the people,” stated tarana.
bringing up that the satellite tv for pc has been synthetic in places of france, she said: “now, the one of a kind parts, consisting of primary body, antenna and solar panels, of the satellite tv for pc may be put together, and all the works are happening as consistent with our stipulated time.”
thales alenia area will supply the satellite tv for pc to the spacex in november nine for release, said the kingdom minister, adding: “earlier than the handover, they’ll perform a few checks inclusive of vibration tolerance, characteristic of solar panels as a part of very last checkout.”
citing that the satellite tv for pc will have 15 years of lifespan, she stated they will launch bangabandhu-2, bangabandhu-3 satellite tv for pc gradually.
tarana said the satellite tv for pc has 40 transponders, of which 20 could be saved for the united states and the industrial operation of the satellite is expected to begin in june, 2018.
replying to a query, the state minister said preliminary works of the ground station in gazipur can be finished in august whilst the secondary floor station in betbunia may be completed within one or two months later.
formation of bangladesh satellite verbal exchange restricted (bscl) is at the manner, she stated, including that thales alenia as consistent with the settlement will offer schooling to local engineers and other assistances.
in november, 2015, bangladesh struck a taka 1,951 crore deal with thales alenia area to put into effect the assignment.
bangladesh might be the 57th satellite tv for pc country when it released inside the orbital slot on 119.1 diploma east longitude to be able to even have a potential of forty transponders — one transponder is equal to 36 mhz.
Bangladesh has sold the orbital slot from intersputnik, a russian satellite organisation, for us$ 28 million in early of 2015.