Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Vietnam Readies Launch of VINASAT-1 Satellite

The VINASAT-1 communications satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin for Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), is scheduled to launch this week aboard an Ariane 5-ECA rocket. VINASAT-1 features 12 operating Ku Band transponders providing coverage over Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and part of Myanmar. The spacecraft also features 8 C-Band primary transponders providing coverage over Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Southeast Asia, India, Japan and Australia. http://www.lockheedmartin.comhttp://www.vnpt.com.vn/

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