Vietnam hopes for some economic benefits from the telecommunications links that the satellite will provide. It is expected that the satellite will save several million dollars per year in fees presently paid for leasing of transponders on satellites from other countries.
Originally planned for 2005, the launch of Vinasat-1 was delayed to 18 April 2008, owing to difficulties in completing the frequency coordination procedures under the Radio Regulations of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
Lockheed Martin-built VINASAT-1 satellite launched successfully for Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group.(SATELLITE LAUNCHES)
Apr 01, 2008; The VINASAT-1 communications satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin for Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications...