Another milestone set with launch of Bangabandhu-1: PM

Stepping into the future

A backup launch window opens on Friday, May 11 at 4:14 p.m. EDT, or 20:14 UTC, and closes at 6:21 p.m. EDT, or 22:21 UTC.

The recoverable Block-5 booster is created to be reused at least 10 times with minimal refurbishment between flights, allowing more frequent launches at lower cost - a key to the SpaceX business model.

It came a day following the initial launching count down has been halted one second before blast-off due to your technical problem discovered from the rocket's onboard computers.

SpaceX on Friday launched the first high-orbit communications satellite for Bangladesh using its latest, most powerful Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket from the Launch Complex 39 of NASA's Kennedy Space Station in Florida.

The accomplishment has been hailed from Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in a Live stream overall look from your country's capital, Dhaka.

"Bangladesh started a glorious chapter in history with the launching of Bangabandhu-1 satellite as it has becomes a proud member of the satellite club from today", the president said in a message.

Another first for the launch was its Bangabandhu Satellite-1 payload, which is Bangladesh's first geosynchronous communications satellite.

The Block-5 also marks another milestone for Musk's California-based company.

SpaceX has signed a United States dollars 2.6 billion contract with the NASA to complete development of Crew Dragon, a capsule to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station.

The Falcon 9 is SpaceX's workhorse, regularly hauling satellites into orbit and supplies to the International Space Station.

The rocket is built to re-fly up to 10 times with minimal refurbishment, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk told reporters ahead of the launch.

The Bangabandhu Satellite-1 mission will be the first to utilize Falcon 9 Block 5, the final substantial upgrade to SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch vehicle.

Talking about the benefits of the Tk 2,765.66 crore satellite, project officials said it would immensely contribute to the digital advancement of the country.

She expressed her thanks to the satellite building and launching company, the US and the French governments and their peoples for their support.

The satellite will offer Ku-band coverage over Bangladesh and its territorial waters in the Bay of Bengal, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Indonesia. On the other hand, Bangladesh can earn foreign currency by renting the Bangabandhu-1 transponders to other countries.

However, over the last few months, a number of local TV channels have expressed their reservations that Bangabandhu-1 would be far out in the east and it might not be suitable for them.

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