Bangabandhu-1 at 119° East
|Manufacturer:||Thales Alenia Space|
|Launch vehicle:||Falcon 9|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
Bangabandhu-1 satellite is located at 119° East, providing DTH-services to Bangladesh and neighboring countries, South East Asia, Stan-countries (Russia) and EMEA. The satellite was constructed by Thales Alenia Space and successfully orbited on May 11th, 2018 on a Falcon 9 rocket operated by SpaceX.
Bangabandhu-1 is operated by the Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company, Ltd. (BCSCL), a Bangladesh Government owned company established to perform post launching activities of Bangabandhu Satellite-1, controlling the satellite from the ground stations as well as marketing and sales services.
BCSCL was formed on 15 August 15th, 2017 and changed name to Bangladesh Satellite Company, Ltd. (BSCL) in August 2020.