Elon Musk's SpaceX debuts updated Falcon 9 rocket built for rapid relaunches

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

According to the company, the Block 5 variation of the Falcon 9 can safely be re-flown as many as 10 times - not including refurbishment between launches. It soared from NASA's Kennedy Space Center into a hazy afternoon sky, carrying a communication satellite named Bangabandhu-1 after the founding father of Bangladesh.

After launch, the mission achieved a quick succession: a first stage engine cutoff followed by a stage separation, and then a second stage burn and fairing release. "In the future, it will certainly appear odd that we utilized to collapse rockets right into the sea as opposed to recycling them", Musk included. The other is Boeing Co.

The Block 5 is also expected to be a key player in helping SpaceX send humans into space. 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.

A lively Bangladeshi contingent, numbering around 200, including the prime minister's ICT affairs adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy, had enjoyed the first 36 minutes of the launch from the KSC visitors' area, Palak said.

"Now is just a very delightful and superb evening for our motherland, " Bangladesh, and Bangalee state", she said.

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.

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Space X launched Bangladesh's first satellite into orbit late on Friday. C- band covers Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and portions of Kazakhstan.

However, over the last few months, a number of local TV channels have expressed their reservations that Bangabandhu-1 would be far out in the east and it might not be suitable for them.

The Bangladeshi government has purchased a 119.1 east longitude orbital slot from Russia-based Intersputnik for 15 years for 28 million US dollars.

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.

According to the Dhaka Tribune, Bangladesh's annual expenditure for satellite connectivity is now 14 million Dollars spent on renting bandwidth from foreign operators.

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