Falcon 9 Block 5

Falcon 9 Block 5 | Bangabandhu-1

SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 Block 5 Rocket

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SpaceX was scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket as part of the Bangabandhu-1 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Fri, May 11th, 2018, 4:14 PM EDT from Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL. The status of the launch was Success with an 70% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Falcon 9 Block 5 and experience the excitement for yourself.



The Bangabandhu 1 (BD-1) satellite, the first geostationary communications satellite of Bangladesh. Satellite is to be located at 119.1° East longitude slot in geostationary orbit, where it will provide service to Bangladesh and neighbouring countries. Satellite is build by Thales Aleinia Space. It is based on Spacebus 4000B2 platform, weighs 3500 kg and is fitted with Ku-Band and C-Band transponders. The major applications of the spacecraft include DTH, very small aperture terminal communications, backhaul and trunking, network restoration, and disaster preparedness and relief.


Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA


Falcon 9 Block 5

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