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Bangabandhu Satellite-1

Satellite is an artificial device kept in orbit around the earth or another planet with a view to collecting information or for global communication. Bangabandhu Satellite-1 is the first Bangladeshi geostationary satellite operated by Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited(BCSCL). The satellite was launched in May 2018 and placed into geostationary earth orbit (GEO). It is located at 119.1°E longitude orbital position. The capacity of Bangabandhu-1 satellite is 1600 MHz and carries a total of 40 transponders (26 Ku-band and 14 C-band transponders). In the outer part of the satellite, there is a painted red-green flag of Bangladesh and on the flag, Bangabandhu-1 is written in English and Bangla. In that section, there is also a monogram of the government of Bangladesh. The BD-1 satellite has a mass of 3,500kg weight. Thales Alenia Space is the manufacturer of our dreamt Bangabandhu Satellite-1. The main purpose of establishing satellite is to ensure broadcasting and telecommunication services to rural areas in Bangladesh. It also provides profitable utilities, including direct-to-home (DTH) services. Bangladesh became the 57th country in the world to have its own satellite in space and fourth in South Asia. The satellite will help us in many ways. First of all, there are more than thirty private television channels in Bangladesh. The annual cost for satellite connectivity in Bangladesh is $14m.The expenditure is for renting bandwidth from foreign operators. Bangabandhu Satellite-1 will play a vital role to save the annual cost of renting foreign satellite services. The weather department of Bangladesh, as well as the defence sector, will be most benefited for the satellite. During various natural calamities like cyclone or tornado. The Bangabandhu Satellite-1 will help us to ensure smooth telecommunication. It will also play a part in telemedicine, e-learning, research and DTH services. Bangladesh also earns foreign currency by renting the bandwidth to other countries. The Bangabandhu Satellite will help to make Bangladesh a developed country in the communication sector. It will also increase numerous aspects of our day to day life. We are proud of having our own satellite.