Bangabandhu Satellite-1 Mission

Bangabandhu Satellite-1 Mission

Late Friday afternoon, SpaceX successfully launched and landed the Block 5 upgrade of its Falcon 9 rocket for the first time.

The "Block 5" booster, the final substantial upgrade to SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch vehicle, was launched at 4.14 p.m. from NASA's Kennedy Space Centre, starting its maiden flight, Xinhua reported.

Shortly before the second stage separation, the first stage executed a controlled landing back on SpaceX's drone ship in the Atlantic, the company's 25th recovered first stage. For these missions, the Falcon 9 must be certified as man-rated.

The satellite launch, done on behalf the Bangladesh government, will allow internet access to all corners of the country.

It came a day after the original launch countdown was halted one minute before blastoff time due to a technical problem detected by the rocket's onboard computers. That's more than half of the estimated overall $62 million price of the Falcon 9, according to various trade publications. They also intend to do that with future rockets.

Ground stations in Gazipur and Betbunia have received test signals from the Bangabandhu Satellite-1, said the state minister for ICT division Junaid Ahmed Palak. This goal will be reached sometime next year, as Musk said that he expects the rocket to have flown at least 10 times by the end of 2019.

More news: One week away from the Royal wedding

SpaceX successfully launched the Bangabandhu Satellite-1 on the maiden voyage of its new and improved Falcon 9 rocket. If all goes as planned, SpaceX would fly the same rocket twice in a single day in 2019, which would be another first for the company. The company seeks to reduce cost with the new Block 5.

"I would like to thank Thales Alenia, the satellite manufacturing company of France, for building the Bangabandhu Satellite-1, and Space-X, the USA, which were responsible for launching the Bangabandhu Satellite-1".

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

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.

"Once Bangabandhu Satellite-1 is operational, Bangladesh will be autonomous in terms of telecommunications and broadcasting services, being able to offer communications services to many foreign countries, such as Nepal, Myanmar or Bhutan under its coverage area", stated Thales Alenia Space representatives.

Related News:

  • Israel hits dozens of Iranian targets in Syria after barrage

    Israel hits dozens of Iranian targets in Syria after barrage

    It also brought an end to what had been a friendly relationship between Iran and Israel and triggered their ongoing conflict. Those rockets either missed their targets or were intercepted by its Iron Dome air defense system, the spokesman said .
    Harvick wins fifth race of season at Kansas

    Harvick wins fifth race of season at Kansas

    LARSON'S LETDOWN: After his week started on a high with the birth of his daughter, Larson was on his way to capping it with a win. The first is that this race hasn't existed all that long: It dates back to only 2011, and it's only been run at night since 2014.
    Barcelona's Arda Turan gets 16-game ban for pushing assistant referee

    Barcelona's Arda Turan gets 16-game ban for pushing assistant referee

    Basaksehir, three points behind leaders Galatasaray in third with two games remaining, are aiming to win the Turkish title for the first time.
  • In 2018 SSC Result To be Declared In 1st Week Of June

    In 2018 SSC Result To be Declared In 1st Week Of June

    While more than 11 lakh candidates appeared for the Class 10 Exam, more than 7 lakh students registered for the Class 12 Exams. Results are also available on some other websites including the board's mirror sites like result.mkcl.org.
    Trump's withdrawal from the Iran deal raises frightening questions

    Trump's withdrawal from the Iran deal raises frightening questions

    We may soon see that it is not Iran that is isolated from the world - it is the United States. One factor that could partially mitigate any shortfall from Iran is soaring US oil output.
    At least two killed, 13 injured in blast at a church

    At least two killed, 13 injured in blast at a church

    The deadly blasts all occurred within 10 minutes of each other, police said, with the first explosion at 0030 GMT. The number of casualties was not immediately known, police said.
  • Entire nation grateful to nursing community: President

    Entire nation grateful to nursing community: President

    The President noted that at present, there are 1.7 nurses per 1,000 people in India, but the world average is 2.5 nurses. Similar programmes were organised in the district hospitals and healthcare centre across the state to mark the day.
    Red Sox-Blue Jays,446

    Red Sox-Blue Jays,446

    Estrada walked the next batter, then retired nine straight before giving up a one-out double to Xander Bogaerts in the sixth. Next up was Hanley Ramirez , who homered to left on an 0-1 pitch, and the Sox had a 3-0 lead.
    WhatsApp can now play Facebook and Instagram videos within the app

    WhatsApp can now play Facebook and Instagram videos within the app

    The Steam Link App will feature support for the Steam Controller , MFI controllers, and more across both platforms. Many users might be put off by the high technical specifications expected of the new service.
  • Five observations: White Sox blown out in Wrigley again

    Five observations: White Sox blown out in Wrigley again

    Realmuto had three hits, including his fifth homer, and Miami broke a four-game losing streak with a win over visiting Atlanta. After hitting four home runs in two games against the Royals on April 26 and 27, Matt Davidson has yet to hit a homer since.
    Antonio Conte laments the loss of Michael Emenalo at Chelsea

    Antonio Conte laments the loss of Michael Emenalo at Chelsea

    Antonio Conte has hinted that he may rotate his Chelsea FC team for their crunch clash with Newcastle United on Sunday. . Asked if appointing a new technical director should be a matter of urgency, he replied: 'This is not my decision.
    Nunes vs. Pennington: UFC 224 Main Card Odds and Predictions

    Nunes vs. Pennington: UFC 224 Main Card Odds and Predictions

    In the co-main event Jacare Souza is taking on Kelvin Gastelum in a barn-burner of a matchup in the Middleweight division . It's here now though, and ESPN's Cheat Sheet has you covered on everything to know ahead of UFC 224's main event .


Most liked

Will Power wins the 2018 IndyCar Grand Prix
Though for Power, this marks the 3rd time that he has won the Indy Grand Prix, all of which he started on the pole in the race. Fan favorite and three-time Indy 500 victor Helio Castroneves finished sixth in his return to IMS following a short hiatus.

Man City boss Guardiola angry Foden, Brahim denied medals
Hughton's Seagulls finish the season at Anfield on Sunday having lost their penultimate fixture at the Etihad Stadium in midweek. However, we are predicting a 3-1 for the Citizens, and our pick is available at much better odds of 11/1 at the same bookmaker.

23 held for beating woman to death
A week ago, on April 29, a 30-year-old man was similarly mistaken for a thief and lynched to death at Gudiyatham town in Vellore. A 65-year-old woman died after she and her family members were attacked by a mob in Tiruvannamalai district, Tamil Nadu.

Google adding machine learning-based Smart Compose to Gmail this month
There is no option to change the phone number; if it is wrong, you can not open the email and it will expire eventually unread. So, if you find this update hard to digest just yet, play around with customisations and see what suits you the best.

Happy to stay at Liverpool, says Salah
However, the Egyptian hasn't scored in two consecutive Premier League games for only the second time this season (also two in October).

Man accused of stealing cruiser while handcuffed is injured in vehicle crash
Police later found him behind the wheel of a second vehicle and chased the auto along Route 15 until it crashed. Tyler Tibbetts, 22, is believed to have stolen the vehicle at about 11:30 a.m., according to police.

Chinas first home-built aircraft carrier begins sea trials
Officials of the Navy said, several aspects of the new carrier are different from those on the Liaoning. State media has quoted experts as saying that the country needs at least six carriers.

Israeli officials admit striking Syria airbase in April
Iran denied the claim that it fired rockets at Israeli territory and insisted it does not maintain military bases in Syria. The military directive Tuesday came "following the identification of irregular activity of Iranian forces in Syria".

Conte's future in doubt as Chelsea face top-four woe
For me, for sure, it was a big loss". "My task is to work, to do my job in the best possible way with these players for the fans". With their hopes of getting into the Champions League hanging by a thread, Chelsea are due to take on Newcastle United at St.

Netanyahu warns Assad against responding to attack on 'Iranian' targets
Iranian analysts said Israel had struck first on Thursday, and that any retaliation was the work of the Syrian military, not Iran. And now a large Palestinian Day of Rage is planned for Monday when the US officially moves the American Embassy to Jerusalem .

Euro super league will beat EPLl: Wenger
Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner was "over the moon" after the Terriers' 1-1 draw with Chelsea . Wagner continued by saying: "This is exactly what we ask of ourselves".

NAFTA has been awful disaster for USA , says Donald Trump
Look they (Mexico and Canada) dont like to lose the golden goose, but Im representing the United States. He said on Friday that NAFTA has been "a awful disaster" for his country. "We will see what happens".

Investor Research Report on Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE)
The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website . Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. bought a new position in Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the 4th quarter valued at about $156,000.

Will Smith Details How He Became the 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'
Of course, to hear Smith tell it is so much more entertaining, including how embarrassing it is to be famous, but broke. I had spent all my cash and I didn't overlook however I didn't pay the IRS.

Analysts Ratings on: Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL)
This organization's stock showed a trading volume of 8.4 million shares, compared to its average daily volume of 7.20M shares. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Wednesday, August 17 by Citigroup. (NYSE: DAL ) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus.