In a statement, he said, “The launching of Bangabandhu-1 satellite will stay written in golden letter in our national history.”
Ershad hoped that success of launching the satellite will enhance the image of Bangladesh in the world.
Alongside advancement of communication technology, he said, Bangladesh will be benefited economically from Bangabandhu-1 satellite.
The nation’s dream satellite, Bangabandhu-I, was launched in the early hours of today.
The historic event of Bangladesh’s debut in the space society took place at 2:14 am Bangladesh time when the country’s first geostationary communication satellite started its voyage towards the orbital slot from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, the USA.
Falcon 9, the finest rocket of American firm SpaceX, started to carry the satellite to the orbit from the Cape Canaveral launching pad at 4:14 pm US local time.