Bangabandhu satellite to be launched May 10

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MNA Science & Tech Desk: After several rounds of delays, the launch of the Bangabandhu satellite has been set for May 10, says Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission chief Shahjahan Mahmood.

The satellite will be launched at 4:00pm (US time) on the day, he said.

A 30-member delegation from country led by State Minister for Information Tarana Halim will leave country for Florida on Monday to attend the launching programme, he said.

Though the test results of Bangladesh’s first satellite was expected to be in hand by Saturday evening, the SpaceX authorities are yet to provide its results.

The launching of Bangabandhu-1 was deferred on Tuesday for technical reasons and unfavourable weather.