Turning a new page in Sri Lankan history, entering in to space era for the first time, Sri Lanka's first communication satellite Supreme SAT-I launched to orbit on November 27 ,2012 around 3:43 p.m. local time from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China.Now the Satellite has positioned over Sri Lanka.
The satellite will be deployed at 87.5E in the Geo-stationary orbit approximately 36000 km above the surface of the earth and has a design life of 15 years. The SupremeSAT – I was built by Thales Alenia Space of France. Design is based on SB 4000 series satellite bus which comes under the medium class telecommunications satellite category with its launch mass of 5100kg. SB 4000 series has a successful flight heritage, hence it's a very stable and reliable space platform. Having a payload of 56 transponders on board SupremeSAT will be capable of providing communications services, including broadband Internet, telecom and broadcasting and will cover parts of the Middle East, South & Central Asia and also Australia.
|SAT Launch delay sri lanka|
The scheduled Sri Lankan First Satellite “SupremeSAT 1” launching will not take place today due to bad weather in the outer space and it will be delayed from five days said President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s youngest son Rohita Rajapaksa who is a technical adviser/engineer of the project.
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