SpaceX launches most powerful Falcon 9 rocket, carrying Bangladesh's first communication satellite

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The rocket is created to require far less maintenance and refurbishment between flights, and is certified to carry humans to space later this year when SpaceX launches its Dragon crew capsule to the International Space Station. Falcon 9 Block 5 is created to be capable of "10 or more flights with very limited refurbishment", according to SpaceX.

She also thanked Russian Federation for renting its orbital slot to Bangladesh.

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"From now on, we become a proud member of the satellite club", a beaming Hasina said in a pre-recorded address that was broadcast on national television and social media minutes after the successful launch.

SpaceX is one of two private companies hired by NASA to ferry astronaut crews to the space station. "In the future, it will certainly appear unusual that we utilized to collapse rockets right into the sea as opposed to recycling them", Musk included.

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The updated rocket is created to be reusable, which would drastically reduce costs of trips to space. The company will take apart the rocket now that it has landed; the inspection will confirm that SpaceX doesn't have it take it apart after every launch.

Block 5 simply concretes SpaceX's business case. The highly anticipated event suffered a last-minute delay on May 10, but just about 24 hours later, the rocket successfully took the skies, carrying Bangladesh's very first satellite, the Bangabandhu-1.

"This is a historic occasion, which is a matter of great pride for the people of Bangladesh within the country and beyond", said Mohammad Ziauddin, Bangladesh's ambassador to the United States, in a statement on Thursday. It would mostly cover South Asian countries and Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkestan and a part of Kazakhstan. The satellite's mission is expected to last at least 15 years.

However, over the last few months, a number of local TV channels have expressed their reservations that Bangabandhu-1 would be far out in the east and it might not be suitable for them. On the other hand, Bangladesh can earn foreign currency by renting the Bangabandhu-1 transponders to other countries.

Bangladesh is now the 57th nation in the world and the fourth in South Asia to own a communication satellite.