Bangabandhu Satellite now launch on May 10

Bangabandhu Satellite now launch on May 10
Published : 07 May 2018, 12:23:08
Bangabandhu Satellite now launch on May 10
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The new date for launching Bangabandhu-1, the first ever satellite of the country, has been set on May 10, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) confirmed on Monday.
 
BSS: "Bangabandhu-I will be launched at 4pm local time (BST 2am Friday) from the Cape Canaveral launching pad in Florida by Falcon 9 rocket of American firm SpaceX," Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Senior Assistant Director M Zakir Hossain Khan said.
 
A "fire test" of Falcon 9 rocket was successfully conducted, he said, adding "after analyzing the data collected from the test, the final date has been fixed."
 
Earlier, Bangabandhu-I was scheduled to launch on May 4 from Florida, but it was deferred to May 7 for technical reason, and now the new date is May 10. 
 
Bangabandhu-I project Manager Mohammad Mesbah Uzzaman said necessary works in ground station are in final stage while other formalities have been completed. 
 
He said Falcon 9 rocket of SpaceX will lift the 3.5-metric tonne Bangabandhu-I communications satellite from the Cape Canaveral launching pad and it will take eight days to reach its orbital slot.
 
 
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