Rocket Party: SpaceX/Bangabandhu-1


Ever wanted to see an explosion go only in one direction? Come see a rocket launch! We're watching the live stream from Florida.

This will be the first flight of SpaceX's new and improved Block 5 booster, configured for full reusability.

  • Rocket: SpaceX Falcon 9
  • Payload: Bangabandhu-1, Bangladesh's first communications satellite
  • Destination: Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO)
  • Launch site: SLC-39A, Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Booster previous flight count: 0
  • Landing attempt: Yes, on drone ship Of Course I Still Love You
  • Launch window: Friday May 11th 2018, 16:14 - 18:21 EDT

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