On Friday, May 11, 2018, the first commercial telecommunications satellite from Bangladesh was launched by a new SpaceX Falcon-9 Block 5 rocket. This also marked the start-up of the first 2operate management system for space.
The newly-developed SpaceX Falcon-9 Block 5 launch vehicle orbited the Bangabandhu-1 satellite from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 11 at 22:14 CET. The satellite was developed by Thales Alenia Space and will be operated by Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL) from two control centers in Gazipur and Rangamati. 2operate’s award-winning 2solve solution is an integrated element of the management platform in these control centers. Bangabandhu-1 is Bangladesh’s first commercial satellite, providing broadcasting and telecommunication services to rural areas of Bangladesh and its neighboring countries.
2solve helps network operators to establish efficient work processes in customer care and network monitoring. The solution is unique by exploiting advanced algorithms to achieve automated incident diagnostics, thereby improving the overall productivity of network operations.
“We collaborated with Thales Alenia Space to integrate a turn-key management platform over the past year“, said Christian Ingerslev Sørensen, CEO at 2operate. “The satellite launch today was of course a major milestone for the project“.