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Mission type Communications
Operator BTRC
Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization (SPARRSO)
Mission duration 15 years
Spacecraft properties
Bus Spacebus 4000
Manufacturer Thales Alenia Space
Launch mass 3,500 kg (7,700 lb)
Power 6kW
Start of mission
Launch date 16 December 2017
Rocket Falcon 9 Full Thrust[1]
Launch site Cape Canaveral
Contractor Thales Alenia
Orbital parameters
Regime GEO
Longitude 119.1°E
Band 14 C band, 26 Ku band

The Bangabandhu-1 (BD-1), will be the first Bangladeshi geostationary communications satellite operated by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) which is scheduled to launch in 2017. It is expected to be located at 119° East longitude geostationary slot. It is named after the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. It will be built by Thales Alenia Space. The total cost of the satellite is 248 million US dollars (Tk 19.51 billion). Bangabandhu-1 carries a total of 40 Ku and C-band transponders with a capacity of 1600 megahertz and a predicted life span of 15 years.[2][3][4][5][6][7][excessive citations]

Bangabandhu-1 is scheduled to be launched in December 2017 on a Falcon 9 rocket.[1]

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