Published: Sun, May 13, 2018
Sci-tech | By Eric Barnett

First SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket lobs comms sat into orbit

First SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket lobs comms sat into orbit

After the successful launch of the 3.7-tonne satellite, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said another milestone has been reached, reports UNB.

However, statements from SpaceX mentioned that the problem was with ground support systems, not the rocket itself.

While the satellite started its journey to the space, people of all ages across the country were awake and many of them started singing with joy and pride the national anthem - "Amaar Sonar Bangla, Ami Tomay Valobashi". The much-awaited launch had to be pushed back nearly 24 hours, until the next launching opportunity became available.

He, along with hundreds of Bangladeshis including Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy, watched the first 36 minutes of the launch.

With sending the Bangabandhu-I to the orbit, Bangladesh has become the 57th country to launch a geostationary communication satellite.

"Today (Friday) it aborted the launch just 42 seconds before launch".

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

Mezbahuzzaman said, "Now the process will be very slow and in phases the satellite will start its activity to complete the LEOP and the second phase is Satellite in Orbit".

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"There are thousands and thousands and thousands of requirements", Musk said.

The 3.9-ton (3.5 statistics heaps) Bangabandhu 1, which was developed by French business Thales Alenia Room, will certainly be Bangladesh's initial interactions satellite. C-band covers Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and portions of Kazakhstan.

The latest version of SpaceX's Falcon 9 booster lifted off today from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The satellite will be controlled from Joydebpur in Gazipur, near the capital, and another ground station in Rangamati Betbunia, in south-eastern Bangladesh, will be used as an alternative.

Hamid also watched the launching of the country's first satellite as BTV broadcast it live.

Students and teachers of Dhaka University (DU) enjoyed launching of Bangabandhu-1 on two big projection screens installed by the university authorities on the campus and celebrated the historical moment amid festivity and fanfare.

It will also save foreign currency expenditure while the local TV channels huge viewership particularly in the Middle East countries are expected to be its main commercial user.

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