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The Bangabandhu Satellite-1 mission will be the first to utilize Falcon 9 Block 5, the final substantial upgrade to Spac...

The Bangabandhu Satellite-1 mission will be the first to utilize Falcon 9 Block 5, the final substantial upgrade to SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Falcon 9 Block 5 is designed to be capable of 10 or more flights with very limited refurbishment as SpaceX continues to strive for rapid reusability and extremely high reliability. Bangabandhu Satellite-1 is Bangladesh’s first geostationary communications satellite. 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).

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Vehicle

Falcon 9 Block V

Location

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Deployment

Success
Payload

Bangabandhu-1

3500kg
Orbit Insertion

Geo-Synchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO)

Customer

Bangladesh Gov

Landing

Success

'Of Course I Still Love You' (OCISLY), Atlantic Ocean