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is targeting a launch window at 9.15pm BST (4.14pm ET) on Friday, May 11.

The embedded live stream above will broadcast live from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

The rocket launch live stream will kick off just 15 minutes ahead of launch countdown.

SpaceX hopes to deliver Bangladesh’s very first geostationary communications satellite into orbit.

If weather conditions allow, Bangabandhu Satellite-1 launch will blast off during a two hour-long launch window.

A backup launch window is ready or Saturday May 12 at 9.15pm BST (4.14pm ET).

SpaceX teased: “The Bangabandhu Satellite-1 mission will be the first to utilise 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.

“Following stage separation, SpaceX will attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage on the ‘Of Course I Still Love You’ droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.”

The new launch window comes off the back of  pulling the plug on Thursday’s launch opportunity in the last 60 seconds.

The rocket company tweeted: “Standing down today due to a standard ground system auto abort at T-1 min.

“Rocket and payload are in good health – teams are working towards tomorrow’s backup launch opportunity at 4:14 p.m. EDT, or 20:14 UTC.”

The Bangabandhu Satellite-1 will deploy into orbit roughly 33 minutes after launch.

The satellite, developed by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC, will broadcast signals all over Bangladesh and the surrounding regions.

Bangabandhu will beam direct-to-home services, video, small aperture terminal communications as well as broadband to rural areas across Bangladesh.

The satellite’s mission is expected to last at least 15 years.



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