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Dhaka to launch Bangabandhu-1 satellite by June 2018

Dhaka: The Bangabandhu-1 satellite will be commercially launched by June 2018, State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim said on Tuesday.

“More than 85 percent work of the satellite has been completed. It will be sent into orbit in December 2017 or January 2018 if the weather remains in favour,” Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim said.

The minister informed sources after her recent visit to France in this regard.

Thales Alenia Space, a French aerospace manufacturer, is manufacturing the satellite at a cost of Tk 2,967 crore.

The satellite, meant for communication and broadcast services, is so far the most sophisticated technological project undertaken by Bangladesh.

ANI