The Falcon 9 Block 5 launched the Bangladesh Communications Satellite Co.'s first orbital satellite, dubbed Bangabandhu-1, into orbit.
In Friday's launch, the Falcon 9 carried Bangladesh's first communications satellite.
Thousands of people across the world witnessed the launching, which was telecast by different television channels.
There are more than 750 union parishads in the country with no internet connectivity and we want to ensure broadband internet with this satellite there.
Bangabandhu-1 Satellite is to establish Bangladesh's own stake on the space opening up enormous opportunities providing three types of advantages involving fields of field of information and communication technology (ICT) and broadcasting industry alongside brightening Bangladesh image.
The most recent, and also last, variation of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket debuted today (Could 11) with a picture-perfect satellite launch- and also the booster's initial stage aced its touchdown also. With the new (and possibly final) style of the Falcon 9 was the first satellite ever for the nation of Bangladesh.
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Mezbahuzzaman said, "Now the process will be very slow and in phases the satellite will start its activity to complete the LEOP and the second phase is Satellite in Orbit". Musk said his engineering talent will now focus their resources on getting the BFR up and running, and eventually ferrying humans into space.
" When Bangabandhu Satellite-1 is functional, Bangladesh will certainly be self-governing in regards to telecoms and also transmitting solutions, having the ability to supply interactions solutions to lots of worldwide nations, such as Nepal, Myanmar or Bhutan under its insurance coverage location", the reps included.
The satellite was built by Thales Alenia Space of Cannes, France.
The government took the Bangabandhu-I project in May 2015 and assigned the Thales Alenia by signing a $248- million deal in November same year. Later, on March 29, the satellite was shitted to Florida.
Finally, the satellite will be controlled and maintained from ground stations in Bangladesh.
Named after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of Bangladesh who was assassinated in 1975, the spacecraft will provide data services during a 15-year mission.