Vinasat-2 launched into orbit

May 16, 2012 | 03:24 pm GMT+7

The Vinasat-2 was launched into orbit at 22.13 GMT on May 15 from Kourou (French Guyana, South America). Witnessing the launching of the Vietnam’s second satellite, Vinasat-2 from the VNPT headquarter in Hanoi early this morning were Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Deputy Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son and leaders from relevant agencies.

Prime Minster Nguyen Tan Dung delivered the speech at Vinasat-2 launching

On behalf of the Government, PM Nguyen Tan Dung congratulated the successful launching of Vinasat-2. Prime Minister confirmed that Vinasat-1 and Vinasat-2 projects are of great significance for socio-economic development.

The Government Chief highly appreciated the efforts of MIC, VNPT and foreign partners in implementation of Vinasat-2 project.

PM Nguyen Tan Dung also congratulated Japan in successfully launching satellite JCSAT- 13.

Vinasat-2 was launched into orbit

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The Vinasat-2, with a design life of 15 years, is produced on the A2100 platform frame. With 24 Ku-band transponders, Vinasat-2 is capable of covering Southeast Asia and some neighboring countries. Vinasat-2, together with Vinasat-1, will help enhance national security for telecommunication network. Vietnam will be able to meet the needs of satellite capacity from now to the year 2020.

Transmission capacity of Vinasat-2 is equivalent to 13,000 voice/Internet/ data channels or 150 TV channels. Vinasat-2 launching aims to the national strategic goal of strengthening telecommunications infrastructure capacity, meet the satellite-based service demand for domestic and regional markets, and using frequency resources and satellite orbits registered by Vietnam at orbital position of 131.8 deg. east.

With Vinasat-1, Vinasat-2 created a system of satellite redundancy and risk capacity, contributing to enhance safety and stability in the process of providing services.