The Bangabandhu Satellite-I is a special kind of satellite from Bangladesh. It helps with talking and showing things on TV from far away places. It was made by a company called Thales Alenia Space and was sent into space in May 2018. The people in charge of this project were from the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), and they worked with a company in the United States called Space Partnership International, LLC. The satellite was put into space using a big rocket called Falcon 9 Block 5, which is made by a company named SpaceX. The government of Bangladesh also made a special company named Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL) to run the satellite.
The satellite's name is Bangabandhu-I, named after a very important person in Bangladesh's history, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. This satellite can do a lot of things like sending and receiving signals for TV and other communication. It has many parts that help with this, and it can work for more than 15 years. The satellite was supposed to go to space on December 16, 2017, but because the plans weren't very certain, it was decided to use a different rocket, Falcon 9.
The satellite was sent into space from a place in the United States called Kennedy Space Center. It was controlled from two places in Bangladesh: one in Gazipur and another in Rangamati. After the satellite was sent into space, Bangladesh started getting test signals from it on May 12, 2018. This satellite is a big step for Bangladesh because it can help make the country more advanced and connected with the rest of the world. It's a part of making a big dream come true that was thought by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation.