Long March 3B • Belintersat-1

Belarus is going to join the group of countries with own communication satellite. After signing contract with China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC)  Belintersat-1 (known before as BelarusSat-1) broadcasting satellite was developed. Based on Chinese DFH-4 bus it will be equipped with made by Thales Alenia Space transponders operating on C and Ku bands. It will be placed on 51.5° East orbit with Long March 3B rocket. Satellite was designed to provide broadcasting and communication services for fifteen years of operational life. Planned Ground Control Station is placed in Belarus on Minsk Region. More about this mission You can find here.