The Space X Falcon 9 “Block 5” is getting ready to take flight later today.
The Falcon 9 “Block 5” is the latest iteration of rockets by Space X. The Block 5 is an updated configuration of the Falcon 9 that will allow for easier re-usability. It also aims to prevent an occurrence of an explosion like the 2016 explosion at Cape Canaveral, reportedly it involves the helium pressurization system.
Space X will be launching a French built satellite for Bangladesh called Bangabandhu Satellite-1. This will Bangladesh’s first communications satellite.
Launch Date: 10 May 2018
Launch time is 20:12 UT / 16:12 ET (window opening)
Spaceport: Kennedy Space Center
A live link will be up here at 19:50 / 15:50 ET
Image: Space X