" When Bangabandhu Satellite-1 is functional, Bangladesh will certainly be self-governing in regards to telecoms and also transmitting solutions, having the ability to supply interactions solutions to lots of worldwide nations, such as Nepal, Myanmar or Bhutan under its insurance coverage location", the reps included.
A Bangladesh delegation, led by Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy, witnessed the launching of the satellite, which was visible for around seven minutes in the Florida's clear sky.
However, statements from SpaceX mentioned that the problem was with ground support systems, not the rocket itself. He also said that he hopes to demonstrate the same rocket to be re-launched in a span of 24 hours. Scheduled to launch Thursday, the launch got unexpectedly scrubbed within a minute of its expected launch.
In September 2016, Bangladesh signed a 14-billion-taka (about 180 million US dollars) loan agreement with the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) to finance the country's first-ever satellite "Bangabandhu-I".
The 3.9-ton satellite traveled to a path 22,000 miles above Earth and went into orbit at 4:52 p.m.
The LEOP phase will take 10 days while the second one will take 20 days.
The 3.9-ton (3.5 statistics heaps) Bangabandhu 1, which was developed by French business Thales Alenia Room, will certainly be Bangladesh's initial interactions satellite. It would mostly cover South Asian countries and Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkestan and a part of Kazakhstan.
SpaceX began a project to improve the Falcon-9 hardware according to NASA's instructions.
The satellite will be controlled from Joydebpur in Gazipur, near the capital, and another ground station in Rangamati Betbunia, in south-eastern Bangladesh, will be used as an alternative.
"The satellite will be a great addition to our Information Technology heralding our entry into the Satellite Club of the world", she said, adding, "The Bangabandhu Satellite-1 will certainly bring revolutionary changes in our broadcast and telecommunications sector".
Bangabandhu-1 could save the foreign currency and its unused capacity could also be rented to other nations.
Experts and officials said the country's first geostationary communication satellite will firstly help expansion of internet and telecommunication services in remote and rugged areas which still remained beyond the coverage.