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* SupremeSAT CEO rejects Sri Lanka opposition allegations that satellite has not entered orbit
Wed, Dec 5, 2012, 08:50 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 05, Colombo: The Chief executive Officer of Sri Lanka's satellite company SupremeSAT rejected the allegations made by the opposition United National Party (UNP) that the SupremeSAT-1 was not entered into the orbit correctly.

CEO SupremeSAT Vijith Peiris said the satellite entered the orbit accurately and pointed out that false allegations like this would discourage the foreign investors.

UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake accused yesterday that Sri Lanka's first satellite did not enter the orbit correctly.

SupremeSAT announced that Sri Lanka's first Communications Satellite SupremeSAT - I was successfully launched on November 27, 2012 on board China's Long March 3B/E Launch Vehicle from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in China.

Sri Lanka became the 45th nation to enter satellite age through this project that cost US$ 320 million.

Built by Thales Alenia Space of France, SupremeSAT - I that has a design life of 15 years will be operational for commercial purposes next year.



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