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Thales - Alenia press release:

Cannes, November 11, 2015 - Thales Alenia Space announced today that it has signed a contract with BTRC, (Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission) to build the telecommunications satellite, Bangabandhu, winning the contract against an international field of competitors. This satellite will narrow the digital divide, as it will take broadcasting and telecommunication services to rural areas and introduce profitable services, including direct-to-home services, across the country and over the region.

As program prime contractor of this turnkey system, Thales Alenia Space is in charge of the design, production, testing and the delivery in orbit of the satellite.

This satellite is based on the flight proven heritage of Thales Alenia Space with 81 Spacebus already ordered and more than 600 cumulated years in orbit. Built on the upgraded Spacebus 4000B2 platform, Bangabandhu will be fitted with 26 Ku-Band and 14 C-Band transponders. The satellite’s coverage zone encompasses the Bangladesh and the surrounding region. This system will offer capacity in Ku-Band over Bangladesh and its territorial waters of the Bay of Bengal, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Indonesia; it will also provide capacity in C-Band over the whole region.

Thales Alenia Space will also take charge of the ground segment, which will benefit of the SpaceOps Thales Alenia Space tools for the mission planning and monitoring. It includes two ground facility buildings gathering Satellite Control and Network Operations Center based on the SpaceGate Thales Alenia Space global solution. Spectra Engineers Ltd., Thales partner in Bangladesh, is in charge of the civil work of the ground facilities.

To be launched in 2017, this Bangladesh's first satellite will be positioned at 119.1° East longitude.

Thales Alenia Space is proud to have been selected by the BTRC for the first iconic Bangladeshi Telecom satellite. This satellite identified with the famous Nation's father name, Bangabandhu, is a key milestones for the Bangladesh country telecommunication development and a fantastic support to the national economy growth and Asian region recognition. Thales Alenia Space is honored to be associated to this great expansion plan”, said Jean Loïc Galle, CEO of Thales Alenia Space.

"The contract for this telecommunications satellite signed with Thales Alenia Space, the key European player in space telecommunication, marks a major turning point in the history of Bangladesh, not only reducing the digital divide, but also generating business development and creating jobs," said Md Golam Razzaque, Bangabandhu Project Director of BTRC. "We hope to carry out the launch on the 46th anniversary of our country's Victory Day, which will be on December 16th , 2017 ”.
 
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will be launch 5 april new date launch
 
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New launch date 24 April.

TT&C on 3703.0 & 4199.8 MHz.
 
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new date Bangabandhu-1 May 4, 2018
 
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08 MAY 18:03 2018 UNTIL 08 MAY 23:15 2018
 
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the launch will be tonight
 
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Its a SpaceX launch isnt it? If so it should be on NASA TV at 13E.
 
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Launch scrubbed - we try again tomorrow.....
 
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Reuters TV on 22w showed a bit of the cancelled launch. Tomorrows launch should be shown on Reuters TV aswell.
 
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Photo of Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket' engines taken at the launch of Bangabandhu Satellite-1.

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Bangabandhu-1 arrived at 119.1°E.
 
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According recent Lyngsat/Flysat listings, the Ku-band frequency plan, as noted in the pdf above, seems fine.

C-band however seems to be the standard 3700...4200 MHz range. Transponders listed are at 3840H, 3852H, 4160H.
Probably there are 12 * 36 MHz horizontal transponders, separated 40 MHz. But then, there are 2 left-over transponders!

I could be mistaken, but wasn't the first transponder listed on Lyngsat in the extended 4500...4800 MHz range?
Wayback machine does not go back enough in time, to check this.

Edit: the plot thickens, see below video! I don't understand Bangla, but it seems people have been using wrong LO settings in their boxes, to receive with 4500...4800 MHz LNB's. Then the box shows frequencies 800 MHz too low, in standard 3700...4200 MHz C-band!
For example the actual BTV transponder 4640 H 11395 shows with the box as 3840 H.
 
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