Friday 25-May-2012, 11:29
Sri Lanka Government have authorized SupremeSat (Pvt.) Ltd. company to order the country's first communications satellite, possibly named SRI LANKA SAT (or SUPREMESAT). Sri Lankan satellite, based on DFH-4 (Dongfanghong-4) satellite platform, will be manufactured by China Great Wall Industry Corporation. According to local sources Sri Lanka is intended to use 50 degrees East longitude as orbital location for the satellite. Launch is scheduled to take place onboard the Long March satellite carrier in 2015-2016 timeframe.