MoC signed with Russian company to launch Bangabandhu-2 satellite

MoC signed with Russian company to launch Bangabandhu-2 satellite


DHAKA, Feb 2, 2022 (BSS) –


The process of launching the country’s
second satellite Bangabandhu-2 has begun through signing a Memorandum
of Cooperation (MoC) with the Russian launch services and satellite
company Glavkosmos.

  In the presence of Post and Telecommunication Minister Mustafa
Jabbar, Bangladesh Satellite Company Limited (BSCL) Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer Dr Shahjahan Mahmood and Glavkosmos Director General
Dmitry Loskutov today signed the MoC on behalf of their respective
sides at a function at the BSCL office in the city, said a press

  Posts and Telecommunications Division Secretary Md Khalilur Rahman
and Russian Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexander V Mantytskiy were
present at the function while Bangladesh Ambassador to Russia Kamrul
Ahsan joined it virtually with BSCL chief Dr Shahjahan Mahmood in the

  Speaking on the occasion, Mustafa Jabbar said as per the election
manifesto of 2018, the government has taken the initiative of
launching the Earth Observatory category satellite Bangabandhu-2 with
the assistance of the Russian government.

  “The process of launching the satellite began today with signing the
MoC,” he said.

   The minister hoped that relations between Bangladesh and Russia
will be strengthened further in the days coming ahead through
launching the Bangabandhu-2 satellite.