BD takes full control of BangabandhuSatellite-1
Published : Saturday, 10 November, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 145
Full ownership of the Bangabandhu Satellite-1 was transferred to Bangladesh on Friday.
With the transfer Bangladesh can start its commercial activities by the end of this month.
Posts, Telecommu-nications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar and Bangladesh Communi-cation Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL) Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood were present during the handing over programme at the BCSCL office.
The Information Ministry has urged all
private television channels to use the Bangladeshi satellite for broadcasting their programmes.
Bangladesh entered the Space Club of 57 nations with the launch of its first geostationary communications satellite into the orbit by US company SpaceX on May 12.
The satellite was launched using the latest version of SpaceX's upgraded Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket from the historic Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.
Two ground stations - one at Rangamati's Betbunia and the other at Gazipur's Joydevpur - were set up to control the satellite.