Bolivia has already begun building its own telecommunications satellite called Túpac Katari with the technological support of China.

The new satellite will be launched into orbit between 2013 and 2014 and it will cost a total of $300 million, according to ''.

This investment will be assumed by the country's government and it will have a net utility of $7 million a year. The Chinese Development Bank will allocate more than $255 million to the project which uses the latest technologies. Chinese company Great Wall Industries has been hired for construction of the satellite platform.
The new Bolivian device is a DFH-4 third generation satellite with antennas oriented to the Bolivian territory and it will mainly serve TV transmissions. The satellite will be monitored by the Space Bolivian Agency (ABE,).

Ińaki Ferreras | 24-06-2011