SupremeSAT

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SupremeSAT
SupremeSAT.jpg
SupremeSAT logo
FormationOctober 25, 2011
HeadquartersColombo, Sri Lanka
Xi-Chang, China
Budget
US$ 20 million[1]
Websitewww.supremesat.com

SupremeSAT (Pvt) Ltd. is the first and only Sri Lankan satellite operator.[2] It has partnership with China's state owned satellite manufacturing institution China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC).

SupremeSAT deployed the first Sri Lankan satellite, Supreme SAT-I on November 27, 2012, launched on Long March 3B from Xichang, China. [3] Supreme SAT-I is jointly owned by China's CGWIC and SupremeSAT. SupremeSAT becomes the 27th private company in the world to own a satellite.[4]

SupremeSAT is planned to invest over US$320 million, and planning to launch Sri Lanka's first ever communications satellite. It will be called SupremeSAT-III. The SupremeSAT-III will be providing all types[vague] of telecommunications services to Sri Lanka.

SupremeSAT has laid foundation stone for the first 'Space Academy' at the Kandy BOI (Board of Investment). An investment of US$20 million on Space Academy, which is targeting to train Sri Lankans in space and satellite technology, will begin in 2013.[needs update] Also, a satellite ground station is to be built in Kokkala area to oversee satellite operations.[when?]

Satellite fleet[edit]

SupremeSAT Satellites
Satellite Location Launched Type Notes
SupremeSAT-I 87.5°E November 27, 2012 SB4000C2 Manufacturer: Thales Alenia Space
SupremeSAT-II 98°E Planned mid 2018 DFH-4 Manufacturer: China Academy Of Space Technology (CAST). Satellite will have KU band.
SupremeSAT-III 50°E ? - Planned to shift the businesses from SupremeSAT-I & SupremeSAT-II to SupremeSAT-III.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ dailynews.lk Archived 2012-10-26 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ SupremeSAT : About us
  3. ^ "Sri Lanka University & World Campus News - Sri Lanka First Satellite Launched-SupremeSAT". lankauniversity-news.
  4. ^ Lanka steps into space today with first satellite
  5. ^ "Satellites - SupremeSAT".