Sunday, May 13, 2018

SpaceX launches Bangabandhu-1 satellite for Bangladesh

SpaceX successfully launched Bangabandhu-1, the first Bangladeshi communications satellite, into geostationary transfer orbit aboard a Falcon 9 Block 5 version.

Bangabandhu-1, which was built by Thales Alenia Space, is fitted with 26 Ku-Band and 14 C-Band transponders. It offers capacity in Ku-Band over Bangladesh and its territorial waters of the Bay of Bengal, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Indonesia; it also provides capacity in C-Band over the whole region. Bangabandhu

SpaceX landed the first stage approximately 11 minutes after liftoff.

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