Vietnam’s second satellite in position

Monday, 02 February 2015

  Vietnam ’s second satellite, VINASAT 2, has taken up its position in orbit after successfully being launched two weeks ago.

    The Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) said on May 30 that Lockheed Martin, the US company that built the satellite, will hand over control of it to VNPT in July.

   The 300 million USD VINASAT-2 uses A2100 technology, one of the most modern satellite technologies currently in use, and has a lifespan of 15 years.

    It was fired into orbit from the launch pad in Kourou in Guyana , South America, at 5:13 am on May 16 ( Vietnam time).

T.N (Source: vietnam+)