Kennedy Space Centre invites visitors for Bangabandhu-1 launch

MNA Science & Te Ch Desk: Kennedy Space Centre in the United States has invited visitors to attend the launch of Bangladesh’s first satellite ‘Bangabandhu-1’ into orbit.

Private space flight and technology company SpaceX has fixed the launch date for Bangladesh’s first satellite for Thursday between 4.12pm to 6.22pm local time, Kennedy Space Centre said in a statement.

It said the satellite will be borne by a block 5 version of Falcon-9 rocket and launched into geostationary transfer orbit.

Visitors will be able to watch the launch from both visitor complexes—Apollo/ Saturn V centre which is 3.9 miles away from the launch pad and the main visitor complex which seven miles away from it.

State Minister for Information Tarana Halim, State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak and Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood flew off to Florida to witness the launch of Bangabandhu-1.