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Offline plutogno

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the first Mongolian satellite
« on: 07/18/2012 09:35 AM »
apparently piggybacking on a US launch in the first quarter of 2013

http://ubpost.mongolnews.mn/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7445:bchadraa-first-mongolian-satellite-to-be-launched-in-the-usa-in-2013&catid=88888954:othertop&Itemid=70

also, interesting detail about the Soyuz 39 Mongolian Interkosmos flight:

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The receiving station from the Salyut and Soyuz in 1981 was only one room

BTW I will be visiting Mongolia for the second time next month and I hope to document the few Soyuz memorabilia on show in Ulaanbaatar.

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Re: the first Mongolian satellite
« Reply #1 on: 07/18/2012 10:43 AM »
From the orbital inclination and altitude, I am wondering if the satellite will be carried aboard a Falcon-9 mission to ISS.

Or maybe a Cygnus launch as a less-likely alternative.

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Re: the first Mongolian satellite
« Reply #2 on: 10/05/2016 05:38 AM »
Mongolia to launch a satellite in 2017
http://theubpost.mn/2016/10/05/mongolia-to-launch-a-satellite-in-2017/

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After the launch of the first satellite in 2017, Mongolian scientists are planning to launch a second satellite by 2020.

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Re: the first Mongolian satellite
« Reply #3 on: 10/06/2016 02:32 PM »
Mongolia to launch a satellite in 2017
http://theubpost.mn/2016/10/05/mongolia-to-launch-a-satellite-in-2017/

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After the launch of the first satellite in 2017, Mongolian scientists are planning to launch a second satellite by 2020.

From the orbital inclination and altitude, I am wondering if the satellite will be carried aboard a Falcon-9 mission to ISS.

Or maybe a Cygnus launch as a less-likely alternative.

From the model shown in the article above, and the reported budget, it's a cubesat, so yes to either of the above.

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Re: the first Mongolian satellite
« Reply #4 on: 10/06/2016 02:48 PM »
The satellite is provisionally named NUMSAT-1, and is a 1U cubesat.  The project is sponsored by Kyushu Institute of Technology.

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The Joint Global Multi-Nation Birds Satellite project. acronym as “Birds project.” is a cross-border interdisciplinary satellite project. for non-space faring countries supported by Japan (participating countries are; Ghana, Mongolia, Nigeria and Bangladesh) During this 2 years project., students shall design, develop and operate 5units of identical 1U CubeSats (1kg, 10cm cubic) belonging to the five participating countries and operated from 7 ground stations (operation is done at 7 ground stations; the 5 participating countries including Thailand and Taiwan) to form first time in the world a constellation of 5 CubeSats operated in 7 networked ground stations. 15 students from 6 of the 7 participating countries who belong to Graduate school of Engineering of the Kyushu Institute of Technology and enrolled as a Master or Doctoral degree students in Space Engineering International Course are executing this project. with the support of 4 faculty members. This project. hopes to provide great leverage to students from developing nations for hands on satellite project.

http://birds.ele.kyutech.ac.jp/index.html

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Re: the first Mongolian satellite
« Reply #5 on: 04/19/2017 06:18 PM »
A confusing report from Reuters today :

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mongolia-satellite-idUSKBN17L18W

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Mongolia launches its first satellite

Mongolia launched its first satellite on Wednesday, part of its efforts to make use of new technology to diversify its resource-dependent economy.

The 1,227-megahertz satellite, called Mongol Sat-1, will help landlocked Mongolia expand its television, telecoms and broadband services, according to a video posted on the official website of Mongolia's parliament <www.parliament.mn/n/myxo>.

The satellite was launched in partnership with Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS), a telecoms and broadcast provider for the region. No details about the cost of the satellite and the launch were provided, and government agencies could not be immediately reached for comment.

"The project that began over 10 years ago has been finally accomplished," said Parliament Speaker Miyeegombo Enkhbold in a meeting with ABS Chief Executive Officer Thomas Choi at the satellite's launch.

"This is a historic advance, and we are proud that Mongolia sends its first satellite off into space."

Enkhbold said the satellite would also be used to help with space research, map making and with preparing for natural disasters. Mongolia has been adopting new technologies to help connect its most remote and inaccessible regions, and dozens of new television broadcasters have also been launched in the last decade.Mobile phones have also become an essential part of life for Mongolia's traditional nomadic herders, providing remote settlements with access to banking and weather alerts.

The International Monetary Fund has urged Mongolia to diversify its economy as part of a $5.5 billion bailout.

Mongolia plunged into an economic and financial crisis last year after a collapse in commodity prices eroded growth and sent its currency, the tugrik, plummeting.

This report on the website of Asia Broadcast Satellite seems to clarify things :

http://www.absatellite.com/2017/04/19/abs-announces-the-co-branding-of-abs-2a-capacity-as-mongolsat-1-satellite/

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ABS Announces the Co-Branding of ABS-2A Capacity as MongolSat-1 Satellite

Mongolia Prime Minister witnesses the signing of Mongolsat-1 with ABS.

Ulaanbaatar, 19th April 2017 – ABS announces 12 x 27 MHz of payload on ABS-2A will be co-branded as the Mongolsat-1 satellite, dedicated to the Mongolia market.

In attendance at this historic event were Mr. Erdenebat Jargaltulga, Prime Minister of Mongolia and Mr. Enkhbold Miyegombo, Chairman of the State Great Hural (Parliament) of Mongolia. They accepted a token of appreciation from Mr. Tom Choi, CEO of ABS in honor of the event.

MongolSat-1 represents the country of Mongolia’s first co-branded satellite payload in its history. The 12×27 MHz channel satellite capacity of MongolSat-1 will be used exclusively to launch a free nationwide digital satellite TV service, telecommunications and broadband services. The new services will be available throughout the vast geography of Mongolia.

At the ceremony, ABS’ CEO Tom Choi said “ABS is especially honored and pleased to be able to co-brand part of the ABS-2A payload as MongolSat-1. ABS is very excited to be part of and assist in the dynamic growth of the Mongolian satellite market, as well as assist in its rural development in addressing the digital divide. Our goal is to deliver extremely affordable satellite services that benefit the entire society of Mongolia”.

About ABS

ABS is one of the fastest growing global satellite operators in the world. ABS offers a complete range of tailored solutions including broadcasting, data and telecommunication services to broadcasters, service providers, enterprises and government organizations.

ABS operates a fleet of satellites; ABS-2, ABS-2A, ABS-3A, ABS-4/Mobisat-1, ABS-6, and ABS-7. The satellite fleet covers over 93% of the world’s population across the Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, CIS and Russia.

Headquartered in Bermuda, ABS has offices in the United States, UAE, South Africa, and Asia. ABS is majority owned by funds managed by the European Private Equity firm Permira.

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Re: the first Mongolian satellite
« Reply #6 on: 04/19/2017 06:53 PM »
as reported by Mongolian press:
http://mongolia.gogo.mn/r/158238



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Within the framework of an international BIRDS project, a joint team of the Kyushu Institute of Technology of Japan and the National University of Mongolia (NUM) is working to launch a satellite into space this year.

The Joint Global Multi-Nation BIRDS (JGMNB) project is a cross-border interdisciplinary spectral and infrared remote detection (BIRD) satellite project for non-space faring countries supported by Japan. Ghana, Mongolia, Nigeria, and Bangladesh are some of the seven countries participating in the project.

Each country team in the project is creating their own country satellite into space and Mongolia's satellite is named Mazaalai - the Mongolian Gobi Bear, which would be a symbol of the sovereignty of Mongolia. Three Mongolian students pursuing a doctorate degree at the Kyushu Institute of Technology, D.Erdenebaatar, D.Amartuvshin and T.Turtogtokh are in the team to build the first Mongolian satellite.

Last February, a press conference was held to deliver the “Mazaalai” satellite to the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency. The satellite will soon be transferred to NASA to be sent into space along with the regular supplies of the International Space Station in SpaceX rocket.

On April 13, the project team, including leader of the Mongolian team in the project R.Tsolmon, who is Dean of Aerospace and Surveillance Research Laboratory of the NUM introduced the progress of the BIRDS project and Mazaalai satellite to Mongolian public.
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