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Bangabandhu-1 satellite blasts into space

12 May 2018, 12:54 | Kristen Gross

Falcon 9 Block 5 rolling onto launch pad as seen in Instagram post by Elon Musk

Falcon 9 Block 5 rolling onto launch pad as seen in Instagram post by Elon Musk

The Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket's main goal for its maiden mission was to propel a communications satellite for Bangladesh, called Bangabandhu Satellite-1, to a geostationary transfer orbit roughly 22,000 miles (35,000 kilometers) above Earth. "Second stage and satellite now in coast phase".

It is created to be capable of 10 or more flights with very limited refurbishment as SpaceX continues to strive for rapid reusability and extremely high reliability, according to SpaceX's news release. After the tenth launch, refurbishment could prolong the vehicle's operational life to 100 missions, according to SpaceX. It's predicted to function as first SpaceX motor vehicle to satisfy NASA's standards for its Commercial Crew method to hold agency astronauts into the International Space Station. "I would like to greet and congratulate the people of the country on this glorious occasion", she said in a message on Saturday marking the launching of the country's first satellite.

"We have expanded the internet services up to the union level". That was the final year of NASA's Space Shuttle program. SPI helped BTRC secure an orbital slot closer to Bangladesh at 119.1 degrees east from the Russian company Intersputnik for $28 million.

The Bangabandhu - 1 satellite launched from a pad in Florida on Saturday morning.

The California-based aerospace company SpaceX on May 11, 2018 launched its most powerful rocket yet "Falcon 9", which is expected to carry humans to space later this year. Friday's second attempt by SpaceX, formally known as Space Exploration Technologies, appeared to have gone off without a hitch. SpaceX delays prevented that from happening.

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"With the launch of Bangabandhu-1, we are hoisting our national flag into space".

Patriotism and worldwide prestige were especially prominent motivations for Bangladesh.

The satellite is named after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who is regarded as the founding father of Bangladesh.

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

But Bangladesh's satellite exists for more than just the sake of having a satellite. The fight spent on this contract over a quarter of a million dollars.



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