Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sri Lanka's First Ever Communication Satellite "Supreme Sat-1" Was Launched Successfully

The first ever Sri Lankan Communication Satellite "Supreme Sat-1" was successfully launched today (27)at 3.43 p.m local time from the Xi-Chang satellite launching center in China according to Supreme Satellite Company - Sri Lanka.the launching of the satellite was earlier scheduled on last Thursday (22) which was later postponed due to the bad weather prevails in China.

The USD 320 million worth satellite co owned by Sri Lankan Company the Supreme Satellite Company is carrying China's long march 3B/E launch vehicle is scheduled to be positioned above Sri Lanka in the Geo Stationary orbit at 87.5 degrees east approximately 36,000 km above the earth surface.

With the launching of this satellite Sri Lanka becomes the 45th country to owned a communication satellite and third South Asian country to launch a satellite after  India and Pakistan.


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