First Lao Satellite To Launch In 2015
On-the-ground work on a Lao satellite project kicked off last week, with the expectation of launching the country’s first satellite into orbit by 2015.
A groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction of a satellite station took place on Friday in Hadxaifong district, Vientiane. Construction of the station is part of the first Lao satellite project (Lao Sat – 1), previously reported to be running at a cost of more than US$250 million.
The state-owned project will be developed with loan money from China, according to a Ministry of Post and Telecommunication senior official in charge of the project. It was previously reported the loan would also ….