SpaceX delays launch debut of upgraded Falcon rocket

Bangabandhu Satellite-1 Mission

Bangabandhu Satellite-1 Mission

This latest version of the Falcon 9 was supposed to blast off Thursday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center, carrying Bangladesh's first satellite, which would bring the internet to all corners of the country.

NASA is requiring SpaceX to launch the Falcon 9 Block rocket at least seven times before allowing people on it. This is the most powerful version of the private space company's Falcon 9 rocket, one featuring upgrades that enhance its reusability.

"We expect there would be literally no action taken between flights, so just like aircraft", Musk said, describing the many years of effort that went into the rocket as "crazy hard".

The Block 5 launch is expected to be the last major upgrade to a workhorse rocket.

"Successful deployment of Bangabandhu Satellite-1 to geostationary transfer orbit", SpaceX said on Twitter.

The report said the new rocket manufacturing facility would be built on a 19-acre parcel on the mostly artificial island that's part of the port. "What a great sight!" the launch commentator announced as cheers and applause filled SpaceX Mission Control in Hawthorne, California. 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.

SpaceX now dominates the global market of orbital rocket launches, which the United States had seceded to Russian Federation and Europe until a year ago. The company will take apart the rocket now that it has landed; the inspection will confirm that SpaceX doesn't have it take it apart after every launch.

Block 5 simply concretes SpaceX's business case.

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.

The second stage propelled its cargo, Bangladesh's Bangabandhu-1 satellite, into orbit 22,000 miles above Earth.

Renting out broadcasting capacity will be one of the main objective of the satellite as Bangladesh now meets its demand for satellite connectivity renting from foreign operators spending about $14 million a year.

A Bangladesh delegation, led by Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy witnessed the moment of launching the satellite. C- band covers Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and portions of Kazakhstan.

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