SpaceX’s Newest Falcon 9 ‘Block 5’ Rocket Scheduled To Liftoff From Kennedy Space Center On Thursday

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launch window opens at 4:12 p.m. ET

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BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – SpaceX announced the debut of Falcon 9 ‘Block 5’ rocket carrying Bangabandhu 1 communications satellite is scheduled to liftoff from Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, May 10.

Launch window is slated to open at 4:12 p.m. and will close 6:22.

The Bangabandhu Satellite-1 (BS-1) will be the first Bangladeshi geostationary communications satellite.

It will also be the first payload to be launched using the new Block 5 model of the rocket.

Falcon 9 Block 5 rolling out to the launch pad

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The launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV.

Coverage will start 3:45 p.m. ET.