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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 11, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #360 on: 05/12/2018 01:21 PM »
Check out the shockwaves rippling through those cirrus clouds at 1 min into the video:



Last time I saw something similar was during Atlas V launching (I think) SDO, and it was even more impressive than this.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 11, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #361 on: 05/12/2018 03:52 PM »
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As seen from within Launch Complex 39A, SpaceX’s first Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket launches Bangabandu-1 yesterday afternoon.

Photo: @johnkrausphotos / @AmericaSpace
https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/995306407518965760

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A fiery debut — SpaceX’s first Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket launches Bangabandu-1 from LC-39A. Look at that flame!

Photo: @johnkrausphotos / @AmericaSpace
https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/995309039901954048

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SpaceX’s first Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket launches Bangabandu Satellite-1 from LC-39A at 4:14pm yesterday afternoon.

Photo: @johnkrausphotos / @AmericaSpace
https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/995312269914451968

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FOUNTAIN OF FLAME

Falcon 9 Block 5 made its debut yesterday afternoon with the launch of Bangabandu Satellite-1. Pretty happy with the resulting photos!

Photo: @johnkrausphotos / @AmericaSpace
https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/995314655273897984

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 11, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #362 on: 05/12/2018 03:55 PM »
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Retrieved cameras from inside pad 39A this morning, pretty happy with the results! #Bangabandhu1 #SpaceX @elonmusk congrats to all.

Credit: @KillianPhoto / @AmericaSpace

https://twitter.com/killianphoto/status/995313480440991745

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 11, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #363 on: 05/12/2018 04:00 PM »
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Falcon 9’s new black legs look so good with its flame 🔥 @Teslarati @MiopsTrigger #SpaceX #falcon9 #bangabandhusatellite #Bangabandhu #rocketlaunch @SpaceX

https://twitter.com/_tomcross_/status/995314781266595840

2nd & 3rd photos:
https://twitter.com/_tomcross_/status/995316092498251776

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 11, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #364 on: 05/12/2018 05:14 PM »
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BANGABANDHU SATELLITE 1 SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED

12.05.2018

Cannes, May 12th 2018 – The very first satellite of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Satellite-1, successfully took off from Cape Canaveral launch site on-board a SpaceX Falcon9 rocket, after leaving the Thales Alenia Space Cannes site in March 28th .

It is a very historical and exciting moment for the entire nation of Bangladesh to watch  its very first satellite taking off for Space successfully. This telecommunications and Broadcasting satellite is targeted to narrow the digital divide, as it will take broadcasting and telecommunication services to rural areas and introduce profitable services, including direct-to-home services, across the country and over the region.
 
Thales Alenia Space was in charge of the design, production, testing and the delivery in orbit of Bangabandhu  Satellite-1, and also took charge of the two ground segments (Primary and Secondary), which will benefit of the SpaceOps tools for the mission planning and monitoring.

Bangabandhu Satellite-1 is fitted with 26 Ku-Band and 14 C-Band transponders. It offers capacity in Ku-Band over Bangladesh and its territorial waters of the Bay of Bengal, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Indonesia; it also provides capacity in C-Band over the whole region. Bangabandhu Satellite-1 solution includes all necessary components to manage the customer business and to provide end-user services to network operator.
 
Thales Alenia Space believe that its reliable solution will ensure immediate generation of revenues for our customer BTRC (Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission) as soon as the In Orbit Test (IOT) is completed. Thales Alenia Space is very proud to participate in this historical  milestone for Bangladesh towards the space technology.

https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide/space/press-release/bangabandhu-satellite-1-successfully-launched

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 11, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #365 on: 05/12/2018 10:21 PM »
UP CLOSE Pad camera views from the Bangabandhu Satellite 1 launch

AmericaSpace
Published on May 12, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axF6sbdtchA?t=001


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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 11, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #366 on: 05/13/2018 01:23 AM »
Remote cameras:
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See also: personal website

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 11, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #367 on: 05/13/2018 04:52 AM »
Images from SpaceX, I believe by Ben Cooper (@LaunchPhoto on Twitter)
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 11, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #368 on: 05/14/2018 12:19 AM »
GO Pursuit has arrived in Port Canaveral with a fairing half. An image from the PTZtv webcam available here on my Twitter. The webcam's terms and conditions only allow for posting on Twitter, so I cannot reattach it here.

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/995819990812057601

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 11, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #369 on: 05/14/2018 06:27 AM »
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spacex View from a drone of Falcon 9 Block 5 launching Bangladesh’s first geostationary communications satellite to orbit.

https://instagram.com/p/BivYqosFhOr/

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 11, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #370 on: 05/15/2018 10:40 AM »
First photo of returning Block 5 Banga-booster.  https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdOxbFSX0AEUyyA.jpg:large

photo by Julia Bergeron   https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/996335031575556096
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 11, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #372 on: 05/16/2018 11:42 AM »
According to last TLE, Bangabandhu-1 performed first apogee burn during the Sunday to start perigee raising and inclination lowering.

2018-05-13 23:06 UTC - 5399/35513km/11.02°

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 11, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #373 on: 05/17/2018 09:24 PM »
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spacex: Falcon 9 Block 5 lands on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship after delivering Bangladesh’s first geostationary communications satellite to orbit. The Bangabandhu Satellite-1 mission was SpaceX’s 9th launch of the year and 25th first stage landing to date.
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi5AT1mFhDM/


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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 11, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #375 on: 05/18/2018 12:08 PM »
Yesterday's TLE shows that satellite has already reached almost GEO:

2018-05-17 21:19 UTC - 29889/35678km/0.81°

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 11, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #376 on: 05/28/2018 01:41 AM »
SpaceX - First Block V - Version 6.0 - Launch - Port

USLaunchReport
Published on May 27, 2018

Sorry, we could not get more Port shots. Our usual photographers were out of town. Next time. Elon quotes from the pre-launch press conference.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qk-KexbGjc?t=001

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 11, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #377 on: 05/28/2018 08:50 PM »
Bangabandhu 1 satellite launched by Falcon 9 Block 5 launch vehicle seems to have reached the Geostationary Orbit with 0.0° inclination to the Equator.

Perigee: 35,791.2 km
Apogee: 35,796.4 km
Inclination: 0.0°
Period: 1,436.1 minutes

Bangabandhu 1 Satellite Orbit Info from n2yo.com
http://www.n2yo.com/satellite/?s=43463

LIVE REAL TIME SATELLITE TRACKING AND PREDICTIONS: BANGABANDHUSAT-1:
http://www.n2yo.com/?s=43463&live=1

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 11, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #378 on: 05/28/2018 09:37 PM »
Bangabandhu-1 reaches its slot in space :

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Bangabandhu-1, the first commercial satellite of the country, reached its orbital slot on 119.1 degrees east yesterday.

"Bangabandhu-1 satellite has successfully reached its orbital slot on 119.1 degrees east around 12:30pm on Tuesday. But it'll take more time to set there," Bangabandhu-1 Satellite Project Director Mezbahuzzaman told UNB.

About its further course, he said, "Many technical activities are yet to be completed. The satellite will take 2-3 more months to fully begin its operations."

The satellite reached its destination in 11 days after launch.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 11, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #379 on: 09/04/2018 02:24 PM »
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Bangabandhu-1 debuts with SAFF Championship

Bangabandhu-1, the country’s first ever communications satellite, today made its debut with the live coverage of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship 2018 on test basis.

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However, the Bangabandhu-1 launching company, Thales Alenia Space, and project officials were not in favour of this “test broadcast” saying that it would not be proper before conducting the final technical test scheduled to be held in the third week of next month.

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