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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 December 16, 2017
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 will be built by Thales Alenia Space. The total cost of the satellite is 248 million US dollars (Tk 1,951 crore). Bangabandhu-1 carries a total of 40 Ku and C-band transporders and capacity of 1600 megahertz with life span of 15 years.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

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