The Bangabandhu satellite-1 is the first Bangladeshi geostationary communication satellite. Bangladesh was launched its first satellite Bangabandhu-1 into space on 12 May 2018 at 2:14 am. The satellite was manufactured in Thales Alenia Space and launched on 12 May 2018.
That day was very important in our national life. Because on the day Bangladesh will be the 57th country to own a satellite launched in the orbital slot at longitude 119.1 degrees east with 40 Ku-band and C-band transponders with a capacity of 1600 megahertz and predicted life span to exceed 15 years.
The satellite will expand Ku-band coverage owner all of Bangladesh and its nearby water including the day Bay of Bengal. The total cost of the satellite was projected to be 248 million US dollars in 2015.
The satellite-based on the highly secured and reliable Spacebus-4000B2 platform. The project is being implemented by BTRC working hand-in-hand with US-based SPI, LLC, and was the first pay bad launched by a Falcon-9, Block-5 rocket of space X. the satellite can help Bangladesh to be a digital country.
By using the satellite in education, treatment, agriculture Bangladesh will get good results. The satellite will also be used in the television service and the national security work. This is named after the father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
And it is designed by Thales Alenia Space and its launch provider is Space-X. Bangabandhu-1 launched from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, USA, and utilizes ground control stations built by Thales Alenia Space and its Partner Spectra Primary Ground Station in Gazipur, Dhaka, and backup Ground Station at Betbunia, Rangamati.
Bangladesh bought the slot from Interputnik, a Russian satellite company, for 28 million US Dollars early this year. Bangladesh has applied to the International Telecommunication Union for four more slots, at least a satellite company is needed three satellites to cover the entire world.
After launching the Bangabandhu-1 satellite is maintaining an important role for digital Bangladesh. Finally, we can tell that Bangladesh will be improved so fast to be a Digital country by using satellite Bangobindhu-1.