Bangabandhu-1 satellite

PM opens TV channels’ broadcast using Bangabandhu-1 satellite

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates the commercial transmission of all local private television channels using the feed of country’s first communication satellite Bangabandhu-I (BS-I) as she addresses a function on the occasion at a city hotel.

Local TV channels using Bangabandhu-1 satellite

Seven private television stations and three channels of state-run Bangladesh Television have started airing programmes using Bangabandhu-1, the country's first communication satellite.

Bangladesh takes full control of Bangabandhu-1

Thales Alenia Space which developed Bangladesh's first geostationary communications satellite, Bangabandhu-1, yesterday handed over its transmission and operation management to Bangladesh.

Hasina opens Bangabandhu Satellite's two ground stations

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday expressed her firm conviction that Bangabandhu Satellite-1 would play a pivotal role in overall development of the country.

Bangabandhu Satellite: PM to open two ground stations today

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will today inaugurate two ground stations for Bangabandhu Satellite-1, the country's first satellite.

Bangabandhu satellite to link 39,000 ships at sea

Bangabandhu-1 satellite will provide the connectivity to around 39,000 ships in the Bay and the inland ports of the country in a year.

Bangabandhu-1 reaches its slot in space

Bangabandhu-1, the first commercial satellite of the country, reached its orbital slot on 119.1 degrees east yesterday.

BNP demands disclosure of money spent on Bangabandhu-1

BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed demands the government make public the total amount of money spent on launching Bangabandhu-1 Satellite in the space.

SpaceX launches Bangabandhu-1 with most powerful Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX blasts off its newest and most powerful Falcon 9 rocket, known as the Block 5, to launch the first communications satellite for Bangladesh called Bangabandhu Satellite-1, marking a leap forward in re-usability for the California-based aerospace company.

May 11, 2018
May 11, 2018

With ‘everything ok’, Bangabandhu-1 awaits launching

As Bangabandhu-1, Bangladesh’s first flagship satellite, waits in the hangar for launch, officials have said that the rocket that will take it up to space is “ready for a go”.

May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018

Bangabandhu-1 launch process postponed, to resume tomorrow

Satellite launching company SpaceX has postponed its process to launch Bangabandhu-1 to the orbit due to a standard ground system auto abort. It will resume the process tomorrow at 4:14pm US local time, SpaceX told in a tweet.

May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018

How Bangabandhu satellite will be launched

Bangladesh’s flagship venture Bangabandhu-1 satellite will be launched into orbit today. The satellite will be carried by a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket and the launch will be streamed live at US local time 4:12pm to 6:22pm from SpaceX launch station in Florida.

May 9, 2018
May 9, 2018

US invites visitors for Bangabandhu-1 launch

Kennedy Space Centre has invited visitors to witness the launching of Bangabandhu-1, Bangladesh’s first commercial satellite, at its visitor complex tomorrow.

May 8, 2018
May 8, 2018

Bangabandhu satellite launching to be aired at all upazilas

The government has directed all district and upazila administrations to broadcast country’s first commercial satellite launching event live through large screen display.

May 7, 2018
May 7, 2018

Bangabandhu-1 now set to be launched May 10

The new date for launching Bangabandhu-1, the first ever satellite of the country, has been set on May 10, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) confirms.

May 7, 2018
May 7, 2018

Bangabandhu-1: Ground still not ready to serve clients

Although the Bangabandhu-1 is technically well positioned in Florida's Cape Canaveral for its launch into orbit, the two ground stations in Gazipur and Rangamati are not yet ready to offer services.

May 5, 2018
May 5, 2018

Testing of Bangabandhu Satellite-1 done: BTRC chief

The testing of Bangladesh's first satellite, Bangabandhu-1 has been completed, Chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Dr Shahjahan Mahmood says.

May 2, 2018
May 2, 2018

Bangabandhu-1 satellite launch deferred again

The launch of the country’s first commercial satellite, Bangabandhu-1, is deferred again, Telecommunication and ICT Minister Mustafa Jabbar says.

April 11, 2018
April 11, 2018

Bangabandhu-1 satellite to be launched May 5

Bangabandhu-1, the first commercial satellite of the country, will be sent into orbit May 5 (Bangladesh time) and it will be ready for use in three months after the launch.