BREAKING NEWS: B’Desh Creates History, ‘Bangabandhu-1’ Successfully Blast Into Space

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Dhaka: Satellite launching company SpaceX successfully threw Bangabandhu-1, the country’s first commercial satellite, to the orbit in US local time 4:14pm (Bangladesh time 2:14am),(India time 1:44am)

Through this launching Bangladesh will enter into a historic journey of elite satellite club and said people who are related with this process.Bangabandhu-1 satellite was scheduled to be launched early Friday Bangladesh time but it was postponed as the Falcon-9 rocket of launching company SpaceX auto aborted following a minor error 58 seconds prior to lift off.

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State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak, who is in Florida to witness the launch, said the satellite would be launched 36,000km up today with the newly-built Falcon-9 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The launcher also kept a backup launch opportunity for tomorrow [BST] if the launch had to be cancelled again.