• Elon Musk: SpaceX will launch more rockets than any nation on Earth this year

    3 monthes ago - By Chron

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    SpaceX successfully launched the newest and final version of its workhorse Falcon 9 rocket on Friday.
    The rocket, called Falcon 9 Block 5, has a giant booster that can be launched, landed, and re-flown 10 to 100 times or more.
    Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, said the new rocket could help the company fly more space missions in 2018 than any country on Earth.
    He also said SpaceX will try to launch, land, and reuse one of the new rockets within 24 hours sometime in 2019.
    SpaceX successfully launched Bangladesh's first-ever geostationary communications satellite, called...
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  • First launch of SpaceX's revamped Falcon 9 carries Bangladesh's space ambitions

    3 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Today brings historic firsts for both SpaceX and Bangladesh: the former is sending up the final, highly updated revision of its Falcon 9 rocket for the first time, and the latter is launching its first satellite. It's a preview of the democratized space economy to come this century.
    You can watch the launch below:
    Although Bangabandhu-1 is definitely important, especially to the nation launching it, it is not necessarily in itself a highly notable satellite. It's to be a geostationary communications hub that serves the whole country and region with standard C-band and Ku-band connectivity...
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