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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 built, launched and operates the satellite for the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. In 2017 the government owned Bangladesh Satellite Company Limited (BSCL) was formed to operate the satellite.

Built on Thales Alenia Space's Spacebus-4000B2 platform, Bangabandhu 1 will be stationed at an orbital slot at longitude 119.1 east with 14 standard C-band transponders and 26 Ku-band transponders.

The satellite was planned to be launched in December 2017 for a 15-year expected lifetime. It was delayed to May 2018.

Nation: Bangladesh
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Thales Alenia Space for Bangladesh Satellite Company Limited (BSCL)
Contractors: Thales Alenia Space
Equipment: 14 standard C-band transponders, 26 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Spacebus-4000B2
Propulsion: S400
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: ~3700 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Bangabandhu 1 (BD 1) 2018-044A 11.05.2018 CCK LC-39A Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)

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