The much-anticipated launch of Bangladesh's first ever satellite, Bangabandhu-1, ushers in a new era in Bangladesh's development. 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.
Meanwhile, the first stage carried out a series of maneuvers before touching down on the unmanned dronebarge "Of Course I Still Love You" in the Atlantic Ocean.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center on May 11, 2018 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. It will eventually be able to make 10 trips to orbit without the need for any maintenance after landings, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said during a pre-launch press conference.
In addition, the upgraded Falcon 9 is more powerful than the previous versions, thanks to the nine Merlin engines in the rocket's first stage and the single "vacuum Merlin" in the second stage. SpaceX officials said the rocket's flight computer received an abort signal from its ground system, which turned out to be an "artifact" of an earlier test sequence that had not been properly reset.
The final design of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches today
The Falcon 9 Block 5 includes improvements such as upgraded heat shields to protect the rocket's base during re-entry. The Block 5 rocket is the final upgrade for SpaceX's Falcon 9 fleet.
Ultimately, the Block 5 will be the rocket SpaceX depends upon to send humans to the International Space Station. The BFR will fly individuals and also freight to Mars, yet it will certainly likewise introduce satellites to Planet orbit, tidy up room scrap, lug travelers on superfast point-to-point journeys around Planet and also do whatever else SpaceX requires it to do, Musk has actually stated.
The 3.9-ton (3.5 metric tons) Bangabandhu 1, which was built by French company Thales Alenia Space, will be Bangladesh's first communications satellite. SpaceX, however, confirmed that the Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket and its payload are in good condition, which is great news to hear.
There are more than 750 union parishads in the country with no internet connectivity and we want to ensure broadband internet with this satellite there. He has said that his goal is to launch the same booster twice within 24 hours.
Rahman was executed in 1975 at the age of 55.