april, 2018

20apr00:00Falcon 9 • Bangabandhu-1

Event Details

Launch Date: NET Late April 2018
Launch Window: TBA
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 FT (Block 5 – TBC)
Launch Operator: SpaceX
Launch Site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center
Payload: Bangabandhu-1 (BD-1)
Target Orbit: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Payload Type: Communications
Payload Manufacturer: Thales Alenia
Payload Operator: Bangladesh TRC


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will lift the 3.5-metric ton Bangabandhu-1 communications satellite for the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), becoming the first geostationary communications satellite operated by the small Asian nation. Ordered from Thales Alenia in late 2015, BD-1 will operate from 119.1° East using a payload comprising 14 C-Band and 26 Ku-Band transponders to deliver focused telecommunications coverage to Bangladesh.


Mission Resources:

🚀 Launch Vehicle Overview: Falcon 9 FT

Countdown Timeline

Launch Weather

📍 Launch Site Schedule


(Friday) 00:00 UTC


Launch Complex 39A