Myanmar to launch orbiter in mid-2019

23 Oct 2017

The Myanmar government has confirmed plans to launch its own satellite system, MyanmarSat-2 in June 2019. The orbiter is expected to cost around USD155.7 million, and will be jointly-owned with another as-yet unspecified entity, Global New Light of Myanmar reports, citing a coordination committee for the project chaired by Vice President Myint Swe. MyanmarSat-2 will feature six C-band transponders and six Ku-band transponders.