Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has decided to issue satellite company licence to Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited.
The BCSCL was incorporated on August 7 last year with a view to operating the Bangabandhu-1 Satellite and has already appointed manpower for the purpose.
The first satellite of Bangladesh was launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida of the United States on May 11 this year.
A senior BTRC official told New Age on Tuesday that the commission would now seek approval from the posts and telecommunications ministry for its decision of awarding satellite company licence to the BCSCL.
The BCSCL would be awarded licence after getting approval from the ministry.
The BTRC took the decision to award the licence at a commission meeting held on Monday.
Although the commission is yet to formulate any guidelines in this regard, the regulator would impose a set of conditions on the company under the licence.
In an e-mail reply on May 23, Thales Alenia Space media relations head Sandrine BIELECKI informed New Age, ‘The satellite has now reached the geostationary orbit and everything is nominal on board regarding the platform.’
‘Now the IOT (In Orbit Tests) will start order to check all the performances of the payload which is mandatory to perform the mission and that would followed by the end to end system validation including the ground segment,’ BIELECKI said.
‘The satellite is expected to be put into service around end of July,’ she informed.
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