Successful launch and touchdown for next-generation Falcon 9 rocket

Bangabandhu Satellite-1 Mission

The Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on May 11, at 4:14 p.m. EDT.

Falcon 9 Block 5 is created to handle 10 or more flights with only "very limited refurbishment", according to SpaceX, this being part of the company's "rapid reusability and extremely high reliability" goals.

It came a day following the initial launching count down has been halted one second before blast-off due to your technical problem discovered from the rocket's onboard computers. Friday's second attempt by SpaceX, formally known as Space Exploration Technologies, appeared to have gone off without a hitch.

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

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"Bangladesh started a glorious chapter in history with the launching of Bangabandhu-1 satellite as it has becomes a proud member of the satellite club from today", the president said in a message. With this launch, we've hoisted the Bangladesh flag in the space. The Block 5 upgrades, according to Thursday statements from Musk reported by Ars Technica, have been learned bit by bit since the company's founding. NASA wants to see seven successful flights by the upgraded Falcon 9, which could then be used to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman Dr Shahjahan Mahmood earlier said Falcon-9 will pull the 3.7-tone satellite vertically up to 36,000km from the launch pad before making adjustments for orbit.

SpaceX's Block 5 rocket blasted-off successfully on Friday afternoon.

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.

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Space X tweeted: "Successful deployment of Bangabandhu Satellite-1 to geostationary transfer orbit confirmed".

When it reaches its final orbital position at 119.1° East, it will provide telecommunications coverage for Bangladesh, the Bay of Bengal, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

"The satellite will open up a wide range of opportunities for Bangladesh among which broadcasting services, weather forecasting services and high-speed internet connectivity in hard-to-reach areas".

Bngabandhu-1 could save the foreign currency and its unused capacity could also be rented to other nations.

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