Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket into space

Ignacio Smith
May 12, 2018

The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket developed by SpaceX completed its mission 3:50 p.m. Though the Falcon 9 Block 5 was designed with human spaceflight in mind, NASA will require seven successful flights of the Block 5, with no significant changes to the rocket's configuration, before allowing humans on board.

SpaceX, a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company, confirmed the rockets landing on a drone ship named "Of Course I Still Love You".

Falcon 9, the finest rocket of American firm SpaceX, started carrying the satellite to the orbit from the Cape Canaveral launching pad at 4:14pm USA local time. The 9 Merlin engines in the rocket's initial stage as well as the solitary "vacuum cleaner Merlin" in the 2nd phase brag concerning 8 percent and also 5 percent extra propelled, specifically, compared to their equivalents in the Falcon 9 Block 4.

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SpaceX began a project to improve the Falcon-9 hardware according to NASA's instructions. SpaceX CEO and Founder Elon Musk spoke to his anxieties about the launch. SpaceX prepares to at some point eliminate the lorry- together with Dragon as well as the just-debuted Falcon Heavy rocket- for the significant rocket-spaceship combination called the BFR, which is presently in growth. But even without the Block 5, SpaceX is already slated to have an extremely productive year, with 30 launches on deck for 2018.

"Bangladesh entered the new era through the launching of Bangabandhu Satellite-1".

The launch was another in a string of resounding successes for Musk's aerospace company, whose ability to pioneer new advances in space technology have stood in contrast to the production struggles of his electric vehicle company, Tesla. It's the first satellite belonging to Bangladesh.

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The satellite has been built by French Thales Alenia Space, which has also developed an Ops Centre in Bangladesh to train local engineers.

By the end of 2017, Musk aims to launch two missions with the same rocket in the span of 24 hours.

Experts and officials said the country's first geostationary communication satellite will firstly help expansion of internet and telecommunication services in remote and rugged areas which still remained beyond the coverage.

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Rahman was executed in 1975 at the age of 55.

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