Elon Musks SpaceX successfully launched its Bangabandhu Satellite-1 from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday, May 11th. The start was initiated at 16:14 clock. SUMMER TIME. According to reports, the Bangabandhu Satellite-1 was deployed in a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) approximately 33 minutes after launch.
Bangabandhu Satellite-1 is Bangladesh's first geostationary communications satellite. The development of
the satellite program, known as the "Bangabandhu Satellite Launching Project", was managed by the
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) with technical support from Space
Partnership International (SPI). The satellite, which consists of 26 Ku-band and 14 C-band transponders (19459009), was manufactured by Thales Alenia Space on the Spacebus 4000B2 platform and is operated by the Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL)
The Bangabandhu Satellite-1 Mission is the first to use Falcon 9 Block 5, the last substantial upgrade of the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle
. Falcon 9 Block 5 is designed for 10 or more flights with very limited
upgrades as SpaceX continues to strive for faster reusability and extremely high reliability.
The first launch of the improved Falcon 9 was forcibly aborted for the above reasons. This remains unclear just one minute before the countdown yesterday. The organization's first Falcon 9 Block 5 was to be launched on May 10 by NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to transport the Bangabandhu Satellite 1 Correspondence Satellite to the Bangladesh Administration.
58 seconds before the scheduled start time (17:47) triggered an automatic abort, and SpaceX was unable to parse and resolve the issue before closing the launch window at 18:22. A Twitter update from Space X indicated that they will stop today because a standard ground system will automatically break at T-1. "Rocket and payload are healthy – groups are working for the backup scheduling of tomorrow at 4:14 pm EDT, or 8:14 UTC."
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has said that The Block 5 is the youngest and last focus of SpaceX's dual-organized Falcon 9 rocket. The new form incorporates a number of unshakable quality and reusability overhauls that should allow each block to fly 5 first 10 times with no provision between check in and landing and 100 times or more with a little bit of support. The new Falcon 9 shortens the handling time for shipments from months to weeks.
The overhauls should also meet NASA's requirements for the team. SpaceX has a deal with the space agency that costs billions of dollars to fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station, and the Falcon 9 Block 5 and its Dragon capsule are used for these missions.
Built by the French company Thales Alenia Space, Bangabandhu-1 will be Bangladesh's first communications satellite. This shuttle will provide a variety of communications services and will be transferred to the tenants of the South Asian country.
Bangabandhu Satellite-1 has a primary coverage area that includes Bangladesh and the surrounding
region. The satellite will provide Ku-band coverage over Bangladesh and its territorial waters in the Bay of [Bengalen] as well as in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Indonesia. It will also provide Cband
capacity for the entire region.
Located at 119.1 ° East, Bangabandhu Satellite-1 will provide Direct-to-Home (DTH) services, Video
distribution and very small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) communications in Bangladesh. The satellite
will also provide broadband links to rural areas across the country. The Bangabandhu Satellite1
mission is expected to last at least 15 years.
39A Launch Complex at Kennedy Space Center, Florida
NASA's Kennedy Space Center 39A launch complex has a long history dating back to
early 1960s. Originally built to support the Apollo program, LC-39A supported the first Saturn V introduction
(Apollo 4) and many subsequent Apollo missions, including Apollo 11 in July 1969. Starting in the late
1970s Years ago, LC-39A was modified to support Space Shuttle launches launching the first and last Shuttle
missions in 1981 and 2011.
In 2014, SpaceX signed a 20-year lease with NASA for the historic Launch Complex 39A. Since
the company has made major refurbishments to modernize the pad's structures and underground system while preserving its significant heritage. Extensive modifications have been made to LC-39A
to support the launch of both commercial missions and crew missions on SpaceX's Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy