SpaceX launches most powerful Falcon 9 yet

12 May, 2018, 04:26 | Author: Jacqueline Daniels
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The Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket, as the latest version is called, carried the Bangabandhu Satellite-1 into orbit.

The Falcon 9 Block 5 launched the Bangladesh Communications Satellite Co.'s first orbital satellite, dubbed Bangabandhu-1, into orbit. In total, more than 50 of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets have been launched to date.

The rocket is carrying the Bangabandhu 1 satellite, which is Bangladesh's first communications satellite.

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Minutes later, the rocket's main-stage booster flew itself back to Earth to land safely on an unmanned platform vessel floating in the Pacific Ocean.

Friday's launch occurred at 1:14 p.m. California time. While the first stage of the Block 4 Falcon 9 was limited to just a couple of launches, the first stage of a Block 5 rocket can reportedly lift off a total of 10 times - with the possibility of this being further extended to a massive 100 times with regular refurbishment.

Musk has often said that this kind of reusability could eventually lead to a world in which those who want SpaceX to launch their wares to space will just need to pay for fuel. This is the 25th successful Falcon 9 powered touchdown.

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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). The satellite will provide TV, internet and other telecom services to Bangladesh and the surrounding region.

Launch photographer Tom Cross is planning to be there in person for OCISLY and B1046's arrival in Port, and will hopefully be able to document the historic recovery and the booster's (fingers crossed) resilience, as well as the first use of Octagrabber with a Block 5 Falcon 9.

Satellite launching company SpaceX successfully threw Bangabandhu-1, the country's first commercial satellite, to the orbit in U.S. local time 4:14pm (Bangladesh time 2:14am).

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