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Falcon 9 • Bangabandhu 1


Scrubbed due to a last minute hold on May 10th.  Rescheduled for May 11th,  4:14 PM EDT.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Bangabandhu 1 communications satellite for the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. The spacecraft will provide broadcasting and telecommunication services to rural areas and introduce direct-to-home television programming across Bangladesh and neighboring countries. The Bangabandhu 1 satellite was built by Thales Alenia Space. This will be the first launch of the upgraded Block 5 version of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. Delayed from December, February, April 5, April 24, May 4 and May 7. [May 7]

This video will show the launch of the Insight Mars Lander until just before the launch widow for Falcon 9 – Bangabandhu 1.