Bangladesh Launches its First Satellite into Space

SpaceX PAZ Starlink Falcon 9

The Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket's main goal for its maiden mission was to propel a communications satellite for Bangladesh, called Bangabandhu Satellite-1, to a geostationary transfer orbit roughly 22,000 miles (35,000 kilometers) above Earth.

Elon Musk's fledgling aerospace company SpaceX has bounced back from its failure to launch this week, successfully launching its Falcon 9 rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral yesterday.

Falcon 9 is created to be capable of ten flights with least amount of refurbishments and modifications. 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. It also has less weight and a more easily produced structure.

The liftoff of the Falcon 9 was under partly cloudy skies and went without incident after leaving the pad.

Palak also confirmed the satellite had been successfully deployed at Bangladesh's specified orbit slot "within 36 minutes" of the launch.

Friday's trip marked the SpaceX launch so far this year, compared to five orbital-class missions the organization had photographed in an identical stage in 2017, according to Musk.

Today's launch came after an abort on Thursday, which occurred at the T -1 minute mark due to a ground systems auto abort caused by a ground relay that had failed to reset after a system test. SpaceX claims the new design means a rocket can be checked and ready to fly again within 24 hours if necessary, and a new rocket can be built from scratch in 14 days.

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

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

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

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.

State-owned Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Ltd would operate the business of the Bangabandhu-1.

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

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