Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has received a replica of the Bangabandhu – 1 satellite, which is scheduled to be inaugurated in December.
According to a statement from the Cabinet Division, the replica was given to the prime minister by Minister of State for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim just before the cabinet meeting at the Secretariat on Monday.
The Bangladesh government expects the satellite to be ready for commercial activity by April 2018.
Most of the work on the satellite was completed in France by the Thales Alenia Space facility, according to Post and Telecommunications Division officials. Read more