Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
Research | By Wilma Wheeler

SpaceX Launches its Final Version of its Falcon 9 Rocket


The main aim behind the launching of the Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket was to propel Bangladesh's first high-orbit communications satellite, namely, Bangabandhu Satellite-1.

Falcon 9 is created to be capable of ten flights with least amount of refurbishments and modifications.

The rocket's first stage was successfully recovered, landing on the "Of Course I Still Love You" offshore droneship, about 8 minutes after the launch.

These improvements are not only aimed at making the Falcon 9 more reliable and reusable, but is also in anticipation of the first flights of the Crew Falcon, which will carry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

SpaceX began a project to improve the Falcon-9 hardware according to NASA's instructions.

While few details about the Block 5 are available as of yet, Musk says that the rocket has more powerful engines, hardier hardware, less weight, and a more reproducible structure. This job is a crucial concern of SpaceX owner as well as Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk, that has stated that such innovation can lower the expense of spaceflight and also make enthusiastic objectives such as the emigration of Mars financially practical. Perhaps more significantly, the spacecraft incorporated several NASA safety requirements, which means that SpaceX is progressing in its plan to send humans to space.


The historic event of Bangladesh's debut in the space society took place at 2:14 am Bangladesh time when the country's first geostationary communication satellite started its voyage towards the orbital slot from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, the USA. But even without the Block 5, SpaceX is already slated to have an extremely productive year, with 30 launches on deck for 2018.

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The satellite launch, done on behalf the Bangladesh government, will allow internet access to all corners of the country. With the new (and possibly final) style of the Falcon 9 was the first satellite ever for the nation of Bangladesh.

By the end of 2017, Musk aims to launch two missions with the same rocket in the span of 24 hours. The satellite is expected to expand communication capabilities across Bangladesh and in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Indonesia.

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