PV Desk : Bangladesh is going ahead with its plan to have a second outpost in space after finalising that it will be an Earth observation satellite.
Imagery from the satellite will enable the authorities to get a clear picture of floods or crops, and monitor large parts of the sea.
Shahjahan Mahmood, chairman of Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Ltd, hopes it will be possible to launch the new satellite into space within the current tenure of the government. “We want to complete the work very fast.”
An Earth observation satellite or Earth remote sensing satellite is a satellite used or designed for Earth observation from orbit, including spy satellites and similar ones intended for non-military uses such as environmental monitoring, meteorology and cartography.