SpaceX launches most powerful Falcon 9 yet

SpaceX halts countdown of first commercial launch of updated Falcon 9 rocket in Florida

But the countdown came to an abrupt halt with less than a minute remaining.

The mission will see the first communications satellite for the country of Bangladesh placed into orbit. SpaceX originally tried to take off on Thursday, but the flight was aborted just a minute before launch due to an issue with ground systems. With three more missions completed at this point than the same time in 2017 - including the debut of Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket in the world - SpaceX is aiming for about 30 launches this year, according to SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell. He has said that his goal is to launch the same booster twice within 24 hours.

Musk added, however, that the number of rockets SpaceX will produce "totally depends" on how many "customers insist on launching a new rocket".

Block-5 marks the final version of the Falcon 9 lineup before SpaceX introduces its super heavy-lift launch vehicle, dubbed the Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR, which will be created to send manned missions to Mars.

Since then, the USA government has been forced to rely on Russian Federation to get astronauts to and from the International Space Station.

Being able to launch, land and relaunch with minimal refurbishment between flights has been a central focus for SpaceX. The satellite will provide TV, internet and other telecom services to Bangladesh and the surrounding region.

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX launched a newly upgraded Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida Friday, carrying a Bangladesh communications satellite toward orbit, then landed the rocket's first stage on a barge in the Atlantic Ocean for its 25th successful rocket recovery.

It is the first launch of the Falcon 9 Block 5, which is the final substantial upgrade to SpaceX's Falcon 9 vehicle.

As for the problems with the launch attempt on Thursday, SpaceX did not say much.

The Block 5 model is created to satisfy NASA's requirements for launching astronauts as well as the Air Force's requirements for national security payloads.

Musk estimated 60 percent of the Falcon 9's marginal cost comes from the first stage, 20 percent from the second stage, 10 percent for the fairing, and 10 percent for the everything else associated with the launch.

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