The Bangabandhu Satellite-1 mission is the first to utilize Falcon 9 Block 5, the final substantial upgrade to SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Those changes may make engineers easier to refurbish its first stages for more flights. SpaceXtweeted a photo of the Falcon 9 as the rocket's first and second stage parted ways. With less than one minute remaining before a scheduled launching, the countdown came to an abrupt end as a result of technical problem that resulted in an automated fated.
The Block 5 sports numerous upgrades created to make the rocket easier to reuse.
SpaceX has landed and reflown boosters many times before. Although SpaceX has never fully divulged manufacturing costs, experts have estimated that the first stage of the rocket alone can cost up to $40 million.
The Block 5's upgrades take another step in this direction.
With greater refurbishment, a Block 5 could be launched up to 100 times.
"I'm certain we can achieve reusability of the upper stage, the question is simply what the mass penalty is", he said.
Once the block 5 Falcon 9 is certified after a rigorous series of tests and requirements, the company will be able to fly people to the International Space Station and other destinations sometime in the next few years.
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SpaceX holds a multibillion-dollar contract with NASA to provide such taxi services.
The "Block 5" is the newest version of the Falcon 9 rocket and also the last one that SpaceX will ever produce. "This rocket is really created to be - the intent is to be the most reliable rocket ever built". This is critical, because each of the company's Falcon 9 rockets that have been used to date (there have been 11 of them) have been reused just a single time.
SpaceX continues to work with NASA to qualify its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft for crew missions, which may happen about a year from now.
The updated rocket is meant to be removable, which could drastically reduce fees of journeys to distance.
The 3.9-ton (3.5 metric tons) Bangabandhu 1, which was built by French company Thales Alenia Space, will be Bangladesh's first communications satellite.
For most watching the Falcon 9 rocket launch on Friday afternoon from Florida, the spectacle did not appear all that different from any SpaceX rocket launch and subsequent droneship landing. The satellite is expected to bring Ku-band coverage to Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal in addition to surrounding countries.
The satellite is named after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who is regarded as the founding father of Bangladesh.
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Sunny and very warm
There will be a risk of thunder and some of the showers could be quite potent across the east and north-east. Through the afternoon we'll see some sunshine and we'll end the day with partly cloudy skies.