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Bangabandhu 1 (BD 1)

Bangabandhu 1 [Thales Alenia]

Bangabandhu 1 is the first Bangladeshian geostationary communications satellite.

The satellite was ordered in November 2015 from Thales Alenia Space, who will build, launch and operate the satellite for the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.

Built likely on Thales Alenia Space's Spacebus-4000B2 platform, will be stationed at an orbital slot at longitude 119.1 east with 40 transponders.

The satellite will be launched in December 2017 for a 15-year expected lifetime.

Nation: Bangladesh
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Thales Alenia Space for Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)
Contractors: Thales Alenia Space
Equipment: 14 standard C-band, 26 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Spacebus-4000B2
Propulsion: S400
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: ~3500 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Bangabandhu 1 (BD 1) - 2017 CC Falcon-9 v1.2