A glance into Bangabandhu 1 satellite

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10 May, 2018 10:12 AM

A glance into Bangabandhu 1 satellite

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The Bangabandhu Satellite-1 (BS-1), will be the first Bangladeshi geostationary communications satellite, scheduled to launch on May 10, 2018.The project is being implemented by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) and is going to be the first payload of the Falcon 9 Block 5.

Let's have a look into the communications satellite: 

Mission type    Communications
Operator    Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited
Website    Bangabandhu Satellite Project
Mission duration    15 years

Spacecraft properties

Bus    Spacebus 4000
Manufacturer    Thales Alenia Space
Launch mass    3,500 kg (7,700 lb)
Power    6kW

Start of mission

Launch date Planned  EDT Time May 10, 2018[1]
Rocket    Falcon 9 Block 5 [2]
Launch site    Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39
Contractor    SpaceX

Orbital parameters

Regime    GEO
Longitude    119.1°E


Band    14 C band, 26 Ku band

Source: Wikipedia