History of Bangabandhu-1 Satellite and what benefits will Bangladesh get

By | May 28, 2021

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs According to UNOOSA, the number of satellites in space till 2016 was about 4735. From 8 every year

This number is increasing at the rate of 10 percent. Following this, Bangladesh became an organization under the auspices of the United Nations in 2008. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) seeks to orbit at 102 degrees east longitude.

Which was blocked due to objections from 20 member countries. Later in 2013 in Russia, The orbit of 119.1 degrees east longitude was purchased from Intersputnik, and in this orbit, Bangabandhu-1 The satellite is placed. 

With this, we are the 57th country in the world to own our satellite.


Although the construction of the Bangabandhu-1 satellite has been completed outside the country, its implementation has been completed in Bangladesh.

Under the supervision of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

This activity has been completed in 3 steps.

1. The main structure of the satellite was built by the French space agency Thales Alenia Space.

2. After launching the satellite, it will be launched on March 30, 2018, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA. Is transmitted.

3. the United States Private Space Exploration and Technology Company on May 11, 2018, at 02.14 pm local time

SpaceX’s Falcon-9 rocket launches Bangabandhu-1 satellite from Cape Canaveral launch pad in Florida. Flew into space.

At a glance, Bangabandhu-1 Satellite. 

Mission Type: Communications and Broadcasting Satellite 

Operator: Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited

Mission duration: 15 years

Launch Mass: -3700 kg (8200 lb)

Power: 6kW

Regime: Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO)

Velocity: 107k’s

Band (1600 MH.): 14 nos. C +26 nos. K. i.e. 40 nos transponder

Total Cost: Tk. 2765 Crore

References: BTRC

All the places and countries that will come under Bangabandhu-1 satellite:

26 K, band (frequency range from 11.7- 12.6Hz commonly used in a satellite communication system (B) The Bay of Bengal bordering Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, etc. and under 14 C bands (frequencies range from 4GHz to 8GHz) SAARC countries including Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, etc. The Bangabandhu-1 satellite serves the country in many ways. It can bring under depends mainly on the projection of the various antennas used in the figure below. It Will help to understand the subject quickly.

All the benefits that can be obtained from the Bangabandhu-1 satellite:

Initially, 40 types of services have been ensured, and the Bangabandhu-1 satellite has been launched into space. In between The three types of benefits mentioned below are discussed below. E.g.

1. Their broadcasting activities on television channels

In exchange for foreign exchange for proper management

The satellite is rented. Bangabandhu-1 satellite

Direct to Home (DTII) dishes

It will be possible to save foreign currency by launching the service.

Such as multiplex digital television, radio

The signal formed by the combination of such data is direct

From the satellite to the user’s tiny antenna

Will be sent. That means satellite sitting at home without him

Television can be seen.

2. Areas deprived of internet access using 1800 MHz bandwidth of Bangabandhu-1 satellite such as

Hill & Haor Area, Remote Internet, Online Banking, Telemedicine, Distance Education

It will be possible to provide various services, including activities that will fall under VSAT Private Networks.

3. Mobile networks often fail during major natural disasters. The fastest time in this case

In the meantime, it will be possible to keep the overall communication system running through the Bangabandhu-1 satellite.

In addition to the above issues, in the following areas

Bangabandhu-1 satellite was used.

1. In space and astronomy research

2. Weather forecast

3. Directions in case of navigation or ship

4. In the course of inspection (to know the position of the enemy in the military field)

5. Search and rescue work underground or underwater

6. Image work

6. In Global Positioning System or GPS Diagnosis

6. In determining gamma-ray scattering

9. To get a warning of a nuclear explosion

10. To find oil, natural gas, and various minerals

11. Surveillance of the sea

12. In making digital maps etc.

The manufacturer of the Bangabandhu-1 satellite on November 09, 2017, after completing all kinds of technical tests.

The Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company took complete control of Thales Alenia Space.

Ltd. Jill Obadia was the program manager of Thales Alenia of Bangabandhu-1 Satellite.

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