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SpaceX to launch 'Falcon 9 Block 5' on Thursday

SpaceX to launch 'Falcon 9 Block 5' on Thursday

The mission is also the first to use Falcon 9 Block 5, which SpaceX describes as the "final substantial upgrade" to the rocket. The window opens today at 4:12 PM ET and closes at 6:22 PM ET. This new Falcon 9 is created to capitalize on SpaceX's reusable rocket technology in a whole new way by dramatically shortening the time between uses.

Bangladesh will be the 57th country when Bangabandhu-1 to be launched into the orbital slot on 119.1 degree east longitude, which (slot) was bought from Russian satellite company "Intersputnik" at US$ 28 million in January 2015. Although SpaceX has never fully divulged manufacturing costs, experts have estimated that the first stage of the rocket can cost up to $40 million alone. But first it needs at least 7 successful launches before NASA will approve the rocket for human cargo.

The authorities concerned, including the Bangladesh delegation and SpaceX, held a review meeting in NY over the launching preparation Wednesday morning (local time).

Today, SpaceX Falcon 9 will carry out a new launch.

This would have been the first trip for the so-called Falcon 9 Block 5, which is created to meet NASA's requirements for human spaceflight. "That's basically the key thing on block 5".

SpaceX has delayed the launch of Bangabandhu Satellite-1 that was scheduled for Thursday, as less than a minute remained until the start of the countdown due to a technical glitch. Once launched, the spacecraft will provide broadcast and communications services to the residents of the South Asian nation - as reported by French company Thales Alenia Space which built the satellite.

SpaceX on Thursday scrubbed the launch of the latest version of its Falcon 9 rocket, the Block 5, and rescheduled the event for Friday. The company hopes to be able to fly each Block 5 first stage 10 times before significant refurbishment is required. SpaceX tweeted that the rocket and its payload were in good shape.

After the meeting, Tarana said: "SpaceX has informed us that Bangabandhu-1 is ready for launch at the launching pad". SpaceX's business model depends on being able to handle missions at a rapid pace, and the Block 5 rocket will help it save time and money nearly immediately.

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