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Bangabandhu Satellite-2 to be launched by 2023

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Update: 2020-02-06 19:40:43
Bangabandhu Satellite-2 to be launched by 2023

SANGSAD BHABAN: Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Mostafa Jabbar said the government planned to set a target for launching a second satellite, known as Bangabandhu Satellite-2, to the orbit by 2023.

The minister said this while responding to a starred question made by Anwar Hossen Khan of Lakshmipur-1 in the House on Thursday (February 6).

The Speaker DrShirin Sharmin Chaudhury presided over the session.

Bangabandhu Satellite-1 was launched from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA on May 11, 2018.

After launching the satellite, Bangladesh is now a member of an elite club comprising of only 57 states that own at least a satellite.

BDST: 1940 HRS, FEB 06, 2020

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