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A Cambodian-owned satellite - dream or reality ?

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:47 am
by CEOCambodiaNews
PM Wants Fast Data Satellite
Friday, 16 December 2016
Cambodia should have its own satellite to make high-speed broadband available to all, Prime Minister HE said yesterday.

The prime minister also proposed that the Royal Group, a local conglomerate, partner with other companies to make the Kingdom’s satellite dream a reality.
“I suggest that we should consider launching a Cambodia-owned satellite,” said Mr. HE in his speech.

Turning to Kith Meng, the chairman and CEO of Royal Group, who was in the audience, Mr. HE said: “We must check this issue, Okhna Kith Meng.
“It is time to partner with other companies to have a satellite owned by Cambodia.
“When we have our own satellite, high-speed internet access can be delivered directly to small user-based terminals all around Cambodia.
“Providing affordable high-speed internet access for Cambodia’s unconnected populations is a huge challenge and a big investment, but it can be done,” added the prime minister.


In 2011, Royal Blue Skies – a subsidiary of the Royal Group – received a concession from the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications to launch Cambodia’s first satellite that would deliver TV and internet to Cambodia and also to other Asean nations.
The Cambodian Satellite 1 project was set to take-off in 2013, with the satellite estimated to cost between $250 million and $350 million to build and launch into space.

“So far there has not been any progress on Cambodian Satellite 1, despite the ministry granting Royal Blue Skies a license to launch and put it into orbit,” Im Vutha, a spokesperson for the Telecom Regulator of Cambodia, told Khmer Times...

http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/33238/ ... satellite/

Re: A Cambodian-owned satellite - dream or reality ?

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:31 pm
by Barang_doa_slae
A telecom satellite, a nuclear plant ? If only roundabouts were mastered yet..

Re: A Cambodian-owned satellite - dream or reality ?

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:42 pm
by Anchor Moy
The Cambodian Satellite 1 project was set to take-off in 2013,
The completion date is always on the optimistic side. Lol.

Re: A Cambodian-owned satellite - dream or reality ?

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:46 pm
by Barang chgout
The Cambodian Space Project is an outdated concept.

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Re: A Cambodian-owned satellite - dream or reality ?

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:02 pm
by Bitte_Kein_Lexus
Sounds more like a national pride thing than having any actual utilitarian purpose.

Re: A Cambodian-owned satellite - dream or reality ?

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:08 pm
by CEOCambodiaNews
Kingdom’s satellite project still under study
February 12, 2019
The Telecom Regulator of Cambodia yesterday said that the Kingdom’s plan to launch its first satellite is still being studied after the Defence Ministry denied media reports that it will be sent into space in 2021.

TRC spokesman Im Vutha yesterday said that the project has not yet been approved.

“Cambodia’s plan to launch our first satellite is still under study and we do not have a time frame to launch it,” he said.
He noted that local conglomerate Royal Group and Beijing-based China Great Wall Industry Cooperation are conducting a feasibility study on the launch of the satellite.

“The project has not been approved because we are still studying issues regarding the launch, including technical ones,” Mr Vutha said. “The project is still in the planning stage.”

In 2011, Royal Blue Skies – a subsidiary of the Royal Group – was commissioned by the Defence Ministry to launch a satellite to deliver TV and Internet services to the Kingdom and other Asean countries.

The Cambodian Satellite I project was set to take off in 2013 and its construction and launch was estimated to cost between $230 million and $350 million.

Defence Ministry spokesman General Chhum Sucheat yesterday denied reports by media outlets that the launch will take place in 2021.
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50577036/k ... r-study-2/

Re: A Cambodian-owned satellite - dream or reality ?

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:16 pm
by pczz
Will it be launched before the new bridge across the mekong from naga or the new airport, both of which have been planned since shortly before the dinosaurs were wiped out....