State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak has said that the country’s talented youth will build a full-fledged satellite in the coming days.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Sunday to commercialize various modules suitable for space life as part of Bangladesh’s launch of space science and technology research activities. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aerospace and Aviation University, Bridge to Bangladesh (B2B), Aspire to Innovation (A2I) and Pico Satellite.
State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak was virtually attached as the chief guest at a function organized on occasion. At that time, he said, the country’s talented youth will make an entire satellite in the coming days.
The new Vice-Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University, Air Vice Marshal Md. Nazrul Islam.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the Registrar of the University, Air Commodore Mohammad Abdullah Al Mahboob, on behalf of the country’s first space university located at Lalmonirhat. Farooq Ahmed Jewel, Head of Technology, Innovation Lab, signed the agreement on behalf of A2I with research support. Sajedul Islam, vice-president of the company, signed on behalf of B2B. And Prof. Dr. Pico signed to set up a satellite lab. Nazmul Ullah. Under the agreement, four organizations will build a space ecosystem in the country.
The managing director of Bangladesh Satellite Company Limited was also virtually connected to the event. Md. Asaduzzaman Noor, advisor to Shahjahan Mahmood and B2B.
In his keynote address, Palak emphasized the need to produce more satellites from the country in the coming days. “We need to launch more and more satellites to increase agricultural productivity, urban planning and early flood detection,” he said. In that case, the MoU signed today will prove our capability to produce pico, nanosatellites, including observatory satellites. “
Noting that the MoU would be valid for building settlements on Mars and other satellites through the Pico Satellite Project, the ICT Minister said the ICT department was playing a coordinating role in building an innovative ecosystem and entrepreneurial culture in Bangladesh. He also assured all possible assistance to the authorities of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aerospace and Aviation University in this regard.