Elon Musk's SpaceX debuts updated Falcon 9 rocket built for rapid relaunches

SpaceX set for over 300 missions in 5 years Musk

The much-awaited launch had to be pushed back nearly 24 hours, until the next launching opportunity became available.

Bangladesh blasted its way into the space age Friday after USA company SpaceX launched Dhaka's Bangabandhu-1 satellite into orbit, in a social-media event described by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as a "glorious day" for the South Asian country.

The accomplishment has been hailed from Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in a Live stream overall look from your country's capital, Dhaka.

The launch made Bangladesh the 57th nation in the world and fourth in South Asia after India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to own a satellite. Learning the lessons from 2016 event SpaceX had put a great deal of effort into creating very reliable COPVs, or composite overwrapped pressure vessels. Main engine shutdown was at two minutes and 31 seconds with first stage separation two seconds later. For these missions, the Falcon 9 must be certified as man-rated. SpaceX engineers and technicians were able to trace the cause of the explosion to liquid oxygen in the upper stage tank that got trapped between the COPV overwrap and liner and ignited either from friction or other mechanisms.

According to SpaceX, titanium grid fins were used in the Block 5 instead of the aluminium grid fins, making them more heat resistant for landings on land and sea. The top engineering minds at SpaceX have agonized over this ...

The Block 5 sports numerous upgrades created to make the rocket easier to reuse.

SpaceX began a project to improve the Falcon-9 hardware according to NASA's instructions. Then again, the notoriously fickle chap has also said he wants to begin retrieving the second stage of the Falcon, which would entail some major design changes in the future.

Dr Mahmood said after completing and traveling several processes, few more days will be required to tame the satellite at its Gazipur's Joydebpur and Rangamati's Betbunia ground stations.

The Block 5 is also expected to be a key player in helping SpaceX send humans into space.

"You know, it could be a thousand things that go right on this rocket, and one that goes wrong, and a passing grade for rockets - the reason that it's so hard to make an orbital rocket work - is that your passing grade is 100 percent", Musk said during yesterday's telecon. "Yeah. Man. Anyway, I'm stressed".

It soared from Cape Canaveral launching pad in Florida, U.S. But looking ahead, Musk sees the Falcon 9 doing about 300 more launches before it is retired.

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