SpaceX Launches Bangabandhu Satellite 1 on Its Powerful Rocket Falcon 9

After a day's delay, Bangladesh's first satellite was today successfully launched atop the first SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket. Boosters of previous Falcon 9 models have actually released an optimum of 2 times each, yet Block 5 initial stage ought to have the ability to fly 10 times with simply examinations in between touchdown as well as liftoff, as well as probably 100 times or even more with some fix included, Musk claimed throughout a pre-launch phone call with press reporters the other day.

SpaceX, a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company, confirmed the rockets landing on a drone ship named "Of Course I Still Love You".

The Falcon 9 rocket was launched at 4:14 p.m. ET from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This is the most powerful version of the private space company's Falcon 9 rocket, one featuring upgrades that enhance its reusability.

Falcon 9 is scheduled to be certified by NASA for launching human beings. SpaceX will check everything and attempt the launch again tomorrow at the same time.

The new Falcon 9 rocket took off on its maiden voyage to carry into orbit Bangladesh's first communications satellite, Bangabandhu-1.

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As it stands, Bangladesh spends $14 million annually to rent satellite connectivity from foreign service providers - the satellite, once it becomes functional in the next few months, will afford our economy much-needed breathing space.

The satellite is called after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, that is considered as the founding father of Bangladesh. His goal is to launch the same booster twice within 24 hours, perhaps next year.

Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy in a Facebook status also said that the final minutes of the launch are fully controlled by computers.

The satellite will offer video and communications coverage over Bangladesh and its territorial waters in the Bay of Bengal, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

"With this historical first satellite, Bangladesh inhabitants will have access to a wide range of broadcast and communications services, including phone services, backhaul, radio, direct-to-home TV and internet", Thales Alenia Space representatives wrote in a description of the satellite.

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