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

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

The new "Block 5" Falcon 9 rocket took off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida at 4:14 p.m. EDT (20:14 GMT) and performed a ideal satellite launch that erased the memory of yesterday afternoon's boggled attempt.

After a day's delay, Bangladesh's first satellite was today successfully launched atop the first SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket.

After a few hiccups and delayed starts, SpaceX's new Falcon 9 variant the Block 5 finally took off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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. Falcon 9 Block 5 is created to be capable of "10 or more flights with very limited refurbishment", according to SpaceX.

Another first for the launch was its Bangabandhu Satellite-1 payload, which is Bangladesh's first geosynchronous communications satellite. The launch window opens at 4:12 p.m. EDT, or 20:12 UTC, and closes at 6:22 p.m. EDT, or 22:22 UTC. Richardson joined our team shortly thereafter.His passion for space ignited when he watched Space Shuttle Discovery launch into space October 29, 1998.

Company founder Elon Musk said the new rocket will eventually make space launches as routine as airline flights. SpaceX aims to fly each Block 5 booster ten times with only inspections in between, and up to 100 times with refurbishment.

In total, Falcon 9 rockets have made more than 50 trips to space over the past eight years.

The Block 5 has new, black landing legs that are retractable.

Falcon 9 rocket, intending to bring astronauts to the International Spaceport Station (ISS) in the future, included several layout modifications to boost its reusability and also integrity.

The launch in Cape Canaveral, telecast live, was welcomed in Bangladesh, with experts saying it will serve as a milestone in the telecommunication sector.

Bangabandhu-1 carries 26 Ku-band transponders and 14 C-band transponders, and is created to operate for at least 15 years in geostationary orbit. The upgraded version boasts a series of important advantages over the previous "Block 4" model and is created to maximize the rocket's reusability. The goal is for a Block 5 first stage to launch a hundred times before being retired, far more than the handful of times existing Falcon 9s have been reused.

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