Bangladesh launches its first satellite

Bangladesh launches its first satellite

It 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, according to SpaceX's news release. The other is Boeing Co, reports Reuters.

By the end of 2017, Musk aims to launch two missions with the same rocket in the span of 24 hours. Friday's second effort from SpaceX, formally known as Space Exploration technology, did actually have gone off with out a hitch.

The Block 5 additionally marks another milestone for Musk's California-based company.

The Falcon 9 will eventually transport astronauts to the ISS under NASA's Commercial Crew Program. NASA requires seven successful flights before the new rocket receives final certification for a manned mission. "With this launching, we've hoisted the Bangladesh flag in the space. entered a new era". 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.

Block 5 simply concretes SpaceX's business case.

The achievement was hailed by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in a livestream appearance from her country's capital, Dhaka.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket launched and landed successfully on the afternoon of May 11, opening up many opportunities for the future of space travel.

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

France has supported the satellite Bangabandhu-1 project from its inception and thanked the French company Thales Alenia Space, designer and manufacturer of the satellite, as well as the U.S. launching company Space X, for their full success in its realisation and launch.

"This is a historic occasion, which is a matter of great pride for the people of Bangladesh within the country and beyond", said Mohammad Ziauddin, Bangladesh's ambassador to the United States, in a statement on Thursday.

"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.

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.

As the deployment of Bangabandhu Satellite-1 to geostationary transfer orbit was confirmed, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, "In the continuous advancement of Bangladesh another milestone is added today".

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