Vinasat launch held off until 2008

24 Oct 2005

The launch date for Vietnam’s first telecoms satellite, Vinasat, has been delayed until 2008 due to ongoing orbit negotiations, according to local press reports. The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications had hoped to finalise Vinasat’s orbital slot by the end of this year but unforeseen problems have forced it to put its plans on hold. Incumbent fixed line operator Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications (VNPT) is responsible for manufacturing and launching the satellite.

Vietnam, VNPT-Vinaphone