SpaceX Launches its Final Version of its Falcon 9 Rocket

  • SpaceX Launches its Final Version of its Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX Launches its Final Version of its Falcon 9 Rocket

After a series of postponed, SpaceX has finally delivered the first Bangladeshi communications satellite, Bangabandhu Satellite-1, into space.

Visitors cheered and shouted slogns as the Falcon 9 Block 5, the latest version of SpaceX, was launched on its maiden mission As the countdown began, Bangladeeshi-Americans sang national anthem and shouted " Joy Bangla, Joy Bangabandhu". Falcon 9 Block 5 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.

About eight minutes after lift-off, the first stage of the rocket safely landed on an autonomous drone ship floating more than 300 miles off the Atlantic coast.

SpaceX has delayed the launch debut of its upgraded workhorse rocket.

Share this article: The first Falcon 9 Block 5 blasts off from Cape Canaveral. It also has less weight and a more easily produced structure. NASA requires SpaceX fly the same design of Falcon 9 seven times to certify it for human flight. By comparison, the other reused boosters that SpaceX has flown until now had a maximum of two launches each.

The liftoff of the Falcon 9 was under partly cloudy skies and went without incident after leaving the pad. The team delayed the launch for a day; they originally scheduled the launch for Thursday, May 10, 2018. That only leaves one massive project left for SpaceX - BFR.

By the end of 2017, Musk aims to launch two missions with the same rocket in the span of 24 hours.

The Falcon 9 will eventually transport astronauts to the ISS under NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

Block 5 simply concretes SpaceX's business case.

"We congratulate the government and the people Bangladesh for "entering a new era", as underlined by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina".

Bangabandhu-1 Satellite is to establish Bangladesh's own stake on space, opening up enormous opportunities providing three types of advantages involving information and communication technology (ICT), and the broadcasting industry, alongside brightening Bangladesh image.

The historic event took place at 2:14am (Bangladesh time) on Saturday when the country's first geostationary communication satellite started its voyage towards orbit from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA. It is expected to have a lifespan of 15 years.