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captain_thinking_tank
May 8, 2018, 09:42 PM
This is exciting :flag:

Bangladesh's first ever satellite The Bangabandhu Satellite-1 is set to lunch on May 10, 2018, at 4:12 PM from Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

Who is going?

https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/launches-and-events/events-calendar/2018/may/rocket-launch-spacex-bangabandhu-satellite-1

https://youtu.be/NnKyeOxXz8I

https://youtu.be/FQAZzfqt1Uo

NoName
May 10, 2018, 07:00 PM
I'm surprised no one has commented.

I didn't even know we were building our own satellite.

DinRaat.
May 10, 2018, 07:30 PM
What is the rocket specs, is it a smaller variant of the Falcon heavy.

DinRaat.
May 10, 2018, 07:31 PM
I just hope no corners were cut, bengali's,even I have a habit of cutting corners.

Guess its a age old of tradition of doing a half assed job.

captain_thinking_tank
May 10, 2018, 10:17 PM
I just hope no corners were cut, bengali's,even I have a habit of cutting corners.

Guess its a age old of tradition of doing a half assed job.

Don’t think this was the case here, although it didn’t launch today due to problem with ground support system, they are using Falcon 9, which is a new and the most powerful rocket yet.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2018/5/10/17336216/spacex-falcon-9-block-5-bangabandhu-1-watch-live

Indeed it is a big deal, many, including me never thought Bangladesh would launch it’s own satellite today but I was disappointed to see some Bangladeshi wearing suits or Mujib coat under the hot sun, yelling at each other, smoking cigarettes in public and roaming around the park invading personal space among the other spectators, at one point commentator had to aurge them to show courtesy.

Hope to see a successful launch tomorrow and better show from my beloved countrymen.

aklemalp
May 10, 2018, 10:22 PM
Quite an achievement to have a satellite in space.

Why is it called a Lunch?

captain_thinking_tank
May 10, 2018, 10:32 PM
Quite an achievement to have a satellite in space.

Why is it called a Lunch?

I was hungry at the time ;)

Shadow
May 10, 2018, 10:56 PM
They will again attempt to launch it tomorrow.

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bujhee kom
May 11, 2018, 06:10 AM
I'm surprised no one has commented.

I didn't even know we were building our own satellite.

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Indeed it is a big deal, many, including me never thought Bangladesh would launch it’s own satellite today but I was disappointed to see some Bangladeshi wearing suits or Mujib coat under the hot sun, yelling at each other, smoking cigarettes in public and roaming around the park invading personal space among the other spectators, at one point commentator had to argue them to show courtesy.

Hope to see a successful launch tomorrow and better show from my beloved countrymen.

Quite an achievement to have a satellite in space.

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It is indeed a great achievement. I also never thought Bangladesh would ever be able to launch a space satellite in my lifetime. I am extremely proud of Bongobondhu-1. Wishing for a successful shoot today!

Thank you, Captain Thinking Tank for the insight and the details from the launching event yesterday.

adamnsu
May 11, 2018, 06:52 AM
It is indeed a great achievement. I also never thought Bangladesh would ever be able to launch a space satellite in my lifetime. I am extremely proud of Bongobondhu-1. Wishing for a successful shoot today!

Thank you, Captain Thinking Tank for the insight and the details from the launching event yesterday.

Allhamdullilah this is an amazing achievement and I also never thought BD would send up a satellite so soon. May this InshahAllah help our country progress.

Awami League living up to their promise of a more DEEZTAL Bangladesh. :D

I am waiting to hear some ludicrous Awami League fan claiming it was Bongo Bondhu's life long dream to send up a satellite in space.

One World
May 11, 2018, 09:06 AM
I hear it is financed by Beximco. Are not they the biggest loan defaulter in the country?
Why won't they repay rather playing "drone-drone rocket-rocket"?!

Farhad
May 11, 2018, 09:44 AM
This launch has a ton of hype behind it in the space enthusiast world because its the first time the Block 5 variant of the Falcon 9 rocket will be used. It will be SpaceX's most powerful rocket yet (the Falcon Heavy doesn't count, because its basically 3 Falcon 9's strapped together), and their final rocket design before moving to the next generation of rocket- the ridiculously exciting BFR (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BFR_(rocket)).

bujhee kom
May 11, 2018, 11:37 AM
This launch has a ton of hype behind it in the space enthusiast world because its the first time the Block 5 variant of the Falcon 9 rocket will be used. It will be SpaceX's most powerful rocket yet (the Falcon Heavy doesn't count, because its basically 3 Falcon 9's strapped together), and their final rocket design before moving to the next generation of rocket- the ridiculously exciting BFR (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BFR_(rocket)).

Very true, Farhad bhaiya!
This is getting big news around the world. I saw it on the headline news this morning on CBS, NBC and ABC.

From Orlando Sentinel in Fla. this morning edition
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-spacex-launch-attempt-friday-20180511-story.html

https://www.space.com/40538-spacex-falcon-9-block-5-rocket-debut-webcast.html
and
http://www.spacex.com/webcast

https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/10/17336216/spacex-falcon-9-block-5-bangabandhu-1-watch-live

CBS this morning
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/spacex-readies-first-block-5-falcon-9-for-launch-today-2018-05-10/

Newsweek
http://www.newsweek.com/spacex-falcon-9-block-5-bangabandhu-1-rocket-launch-abort-920888

CNN
http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/10/technology/spacex-falcon-9-block-5-launch/index.html


https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/05/10/falcon-9-bangabandhu-1-mission-status-center/

Popular Mechanics Magazine Online
https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/rockets/a20647497/space-x-block-5-falcon-9-rocket/

Engadget online
https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/10/spacex-falcon-9-block-5-rocket-launches-today/

From Quartz
https://qz.com/1274923/livestream-watch-spacex-launch-a-satellite-on-the-redesigned-falcon-9-block-v-rocket/


Also
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/05/the-nw-and-likely-final-version-of-spacexs-workhorse-rocket-may-fly-today/

And
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/how-to-watch-spacex-launch-today-live/



Youtube Live...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ8ZURVduKs

Launching time today New York City (EST) time 4:10 in the afternoon.

bujhee kom
May 11, 2018, 12:14 PM
The space satellite Bongobandhu-1 is launched into space with the BRAND NEW 'Falcon 9' Block 5 rocket from Florida's NASA Kennedy Space Center's launching station.

The Bongobandhu-1 was designed and built by the French aerospace company Thales Alenia Space.

4:12 pm EST New York City time.

Only 20% chance of bad weather effect on the the launch this afternoon. US Air Force 45th Weather Squadron following the launch.


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bujhee kom
May 11, 2018, 12:33 PM
Allhamdullilah this is an amazing achievement and I also never thought BD would send up a satellite so soon. May this InshahAllah help our country progress.

Awami League living up to their promise of a more DEEZTAL Bangladesh. :D

I am waiting to hear some ludicrous Awami League fan claiming it was Bongo Bondhu's life long dream to send up a satellite in space.

Arrey Adam bhaiya, today is the big day for YOUR dear beloved Naittokar, actress, MP and the hon. minister of Tele-communications and Post Office MAdame hon. Minister Tarana Halim MP -
Miah bhai Apni aar ami tow unar pashe thakar kotha ajkey shara diin!


Rocket dekhbo naa Montri-ke dekhbo...bhebe kuno kool kinara pacchina naa...apni bachan ar dhoren amakey.
Rocket -er kotha ajkey baad diin...ajkey Montrir Natok dekhbo first! Listen, why won't we have rockets today. When Allah blessed us with a montri like this.
She is my parents' neighbor in Dhaka...My abba's nurse said that the hon. Minister should be in Orlando this afternoon, overseeing the well being of the rocket and making sure the launch goes smooth I believe.

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R0ssei
May 11, 2018, 12:50 PM
I hear it is financed by Beximco. Are not they the biggest loan defaulter in the country?
Why won't they repay rather playing "drone-drone rocket-rocket"?!

Do you think Beximco paid for it, no, they loaned the money from HSBC. Surprise!!!

At a glace...

Name: Bangabandhu-1 Satellite (BD-1)
Type: GEO communications satellite
Manufacturer: Thales Alenia Space (France)
Bands: 14 C-band & 26 Ku band (mainly used for broadcasting)
Lifespan: 15 years
Rocket: Falcon 9 (Block 5)
Contractor: SpaceX
Users: GL Aristocrat Ltd, Del Communications and Beximco
Governed By: BTRC
Finance: HSBC ($189M)
Total cost: $250M - $280M

adamnsu
May 11, 2018, 02:01 PM
Arrey Adam bhaiya, today is the big day for YOUR dear beloved Naittokar, actress, MP and the hon. minister of Tele-communications and Post Office MAdame hon. Minister Tarana Halim MP -
Miah bhai Apni aar ami tow unar pashe thakar kotha ajkey shara diin!


Rocket dekhbo naa Montri-ke dekhbo...bhebe kuno kool kinara pacchina naa...apni bachan ar dhoren amakey.
Rocket -er kotha ajkey baad diin...ajkey Montrir Natok dekhbo first! Listen, why won't we have rockets today. When Allah blessed us with a montri like this.
She is my parents' neighbor in Dhaka...My abba's nurse said that the hon. Minister should be in Orlando this afternoon, overseeing the well being of the rocket and making sure the launch goes smooth I believe.

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I wonder if she can have more control over **** now

NoName
May 11, 2018, 08:56 PM
How much input did we have in the building of the satellite? Or did we just only supply the funds

Habib
May 12, 2018, 01:26 AM
Alhamdulillah. That's a great milestone which should have happened earlier.

I don't think we have had much input in building of this satellite, but we will control the satellite fully from 3rd year onward. We have trained personnel to do that from the ground station in Gazipur. Baby steps.

https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/sci-tech/bangladesh-enters-space-era-with-satellite-launch-1526097835

DinRaat.
May 12, 2018, 02:03 AM
What a feat of engineering this is. What orbit is it, LEO or Geosynchronous.

mufi_02
May 13, 2018, 11:30 AM
It was a huge deal. Much bigger than I expected.

On Friday, I saw at work Bloomberg TV livecasting the event. Today the video is trending # 1 globally.

I don’t know how Hasina govt got hold of SpaceX. But these are the positive exposure our country needs. You don’t expect these type of vision and collaboration from our govt officials and so was pleasantly surprised.

Finally the launch center was only a hour drive from me. Would have went if I knew it was that big of a deal.

Shingara
May 13, 2018, 01:35 PM
Fighter jet kenar taka nai, moyla neoar garbage truck nai, footpath paka korar taka nai, valo BRTC bus kinar taka nai ..

kintu satellite pathanur taka asey. Faizalamir jayaga pay na shorkar

Night_wolf
May 13, 2018, 01:39 PM
Fighter jet kenar taka nai, moyla neoar garbage truck nai, footpath paka korar taka nai, valo BRTC bus kinar taka nai ..

kintu satellite pathanur taka asey. Faizalamir jayaga pay na shorkar

aisob kinle to r world dekhbena..futani mara, desh koto agay gese aisob dekhabe ki kore

ToBeFair
May 13, 2018, 01:50 PM
aisob kinle to r world dekhbena..futani mara, desh koto agay gese aisob dekhabe ki kore

হাছান মাহমুদ বলেন, প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনার নেতৃত্বে গত মেয়াদে আওয়ামী লীগ সমুদ্র জয় করেছে। এই মেয়াদে মহাকাশও জয় করেছে।

http://www.prothomalo.com/bangladesh/article/1488221/বঙ্গবন্ধু-স্যাটেলাইট-উৎক্ষেপণে-দেশবাসী-খুশি-হলেও

ToBeFair
May 13, 2018, 01:53 PM
Fighter jet kenar taka nai, moyla neoar garbage truck nai, footpath paka korar taka nai, valo BRTC bus kinar taka nai ..

kintu satellite pathanur taka asey. Faizalamir jayaga pay na shorkar

http://www.prothomalo.com/bangladesh/article/1487911/ঢাকা-চট্টগ্রাম-মহাসড়কের-২৫-কিলোমিটার-যানজটে-স্থবির

Traffic jam stretching 85 kilometers. I thought this was a golden opportunity for all those trapped in this jam to day dream about unnoyoner joyar and the mohakash bijoy of Sheikh Hasina. :goal:

ToBeFair
May 13, 2018, 01:56 PM
http://www.prothomalo.com/bangladesh/article/1488401/মিথ্যাচার-ও-ভণ্ডামির-যুগ-চলছে-মান্না

bujhee kom
May 13, 2018, 05:57 PM
http://www.prothomalo.com/bangladesh/article/1487911/ঢাকা-চট্টগ্রাম-মহাসড়কের-২৫-কিলোমিটার-যানজটে-স্থবির

Traffic jam stretching 85 kilometers. I thought this was a golden opportunity for all those trapped in this jam to day dream about unnoyoner joyar and the mohakash bijoy of Sheikh Hasina. :goal:


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R0ssei
May 14, 2018, 01:02 PM
Looks like the Govt. didn't set any specific plan for the SAT...

http://lankabd.com/dse/stock-market/news/Bangabandhu-Satellite:-Waiting-in-the-wings?storyId=58850

ahnaf
May 14, 2018, 01:12 PM
We are truly a strange nation. Nothing seems to unite us. No matter how good something happens, somepart of our people will point out how there are tons of problems to solve. Another part will point how many things are wrong in this. Another part will speculate whatever comes to their mind.

ToBeFair
May 14, 2018, 01:52 PM
We are truly a strange nation. Nothing seems to unite us. No matter how good something happens, somepart of our people will point out how there are tons of problems to solve. Another part will point how many things are wrong in this. Another part will speculate whatever comes to their mind.

Mark Twain "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."

Patriotism does not mean supporting/uniting on something your government has done. Everyone has the right to be critical of government activities.

There are many occasions we unite:

- When our cricket team wins

-I believe everyone in the country is supporting students' protests to reduce quota from 56%

When there is a worthy cause, human beings unite.

When there is a dubious cause like buying a satellite and promoting it as MOHAKASH BIJOY when there are so many issues that need to be prioritized, people don't unite. It's common sense. Shaming people to unite them by calling them unpatriotic or rajakarer bacca will never work (like the students have been called). This type of shaming only gives birth to fascism and it is no different than forcing a religion on someone.

mufi_02
May 14, 2018, 02:10 PM
^if we go by the priority list then we won't even need to have a cricket team. why even have BPL and play foreign players so much money when the country is still that poor.

even few weeks ago India had some villages with no electricity. and finally I think a week or two ago, they brought electricity to those last villages. but that didn't stop India from being ambitious and achieving other goals.

finally, this satellite is not only for just PR reasons. There are some tanigble and monetary benefits to it.

Additionally, sometimes an emerging country needs to showcase its growth to the rest of the world. Maybe this collaboration with France, Russia, and SpaceX will bring some investment and talent nurture within Bangladesh. Somewhere in BD, a 10 year boy or girl is watching this and dreaming of becoming a scientist. Maybe when they grow up we don't have to rely on foreign companies and can build it ourselves.

Not everything can be justified with money and priority. If we go by that list than we can't do or compete anything internationally because it will take at least 100 years just to fix our pressing domestic issues.

simon
May 14, 2018, 04:40 PM
Another milestone.
Good to see BD making steady progress.

On a serious note, ei satelite diye ki amra Atn bangla dekhte parbo?
Amra ki parbo live Dr.Mahfuzur ebong Ibha Rohoman er gaan dekhtey ebong shuntey ?

captain_thinking_tank
May 14, 2018, 08:16 PM
^if we go by the priority list then we won't even need to have a cricket team. why even have BPL and play foreign players so much money when the country is still that poor.

even few weeks ago India had some villages with no electricity. and finally I think a week or two ago, they brought electricity to those last villages. but that didn't stop India from being ambitious and achieving other goals.

finally, this satellite is not only for just PR reasons. There are some tanigble and monetary benefits to it.

Additionally, sometimes an emerging country needs to showcase its growth to the rest of the world. Maybe this collaboration with France, Russia, and SpaceX will bring some investment and talent nurture within Bangladesh. Somewhere in BD, a 10 year boy or girl is watching this and dreaming of becoming a scientist. Maybe when they grow up we don't have to rely on foreign companies and can build it ourselves.

Not everything can be justified with money and priority. If we go by that list than we can't do or compete anything internationally because it will take at least 100 years just to fix our pressing domestic issues.

True. I as an anti-Awami leaguer never thought they would pull this off but they did. Yes there are other priorities, yes this deal involves corruption but what they did is a huge achievement and I have to give the credit where it's due. Thank you!

DinRaat.
May 14, 2018, 10:15 PM
From Rockets, to patriotism, to cricket then BPL....Gotta love BC

Sheikh_Saheb
May 14, 2018, 11:17 PM
As an outsider, I feel its a step in the right direction. That the satellite will be controlled from Bangladesh in some time from now is the other positive. Bangladesh space tech can only improve from here. Rock bottom is always a solid foundation to start with, and it is rocket science after all. Many nations which don't have the capabilities or know-how purchase tech, so to me its all fine and dandy.

Cheers
Siraj.

DinRaat.
May 14, 2018, 11:32 PM
As an outsider, I feel its a step in the right direction. That the satellite will be controlled from Bangladesh in some time from now is the other positive. Bangladesh space tech can only improve from here. Rock bottom is always a solid foundation to start with, and it is rocket science after all. Many nations which don't have the capabilities or know-how purchase tech, so to me its all fine and dandy.

Cheers
Siraj.

At least it isnt a failure like the so called nBn

Sheikh_Saheb
May 15, 2018, 12:40 AM
At least it isnt a failure like the so called nBn

Absolutely mate. I have NBN.
Not one to whinge but its wonky as hell. Was advertised as a brick sh!t house if you recall and still is. Not to mention that it took two months from request to installation.

Cheers
Siraj

adamnsu
May 15, 2018, 01:16 AM
From Rockets, to patriotism, to cricket then BPL....Gotta love BC

I guess now you are very much worried as you have to now look up at the sky regularly just to make sure Bangladesh’s satellite doesn’t fall on your head.

DinRaat.
May 15, 2018, 04:32 AM
I guess now you are very much worried as you have to now look up at the sky regularly just to make sure Bangladesh’s satellite doesn’t fall on your head.

Yea, gotta wear a hat, now.

Fazal
May 18, 2018, 07:59 AM
Great News...Congratulation !!!

Now that we have a working relationship with SpaceX and Elon Musk, just wondering what will be our next step?

- Are we in the SpaceX's waiting list for sending people to Mars? If so, who is representing Bangladesh?

- Is there any chance of opening Tesla Gigafactory in Bangladesh? If so, which city?

adamnsu
May 18, 2018, 09:30 AM
- Are we in the SpaceX's waiting list for sending people to Mars? If so, who is representing Bangladesh?



The main on this list will be Sheikh Hasina first. And if Elder sister is going how can Rehana be deprived of such an opportunity. If both of them are going then their children and spouses will be there too.

R0ssei
May 18, 2018, 01:16 PM
The main on this list will be Sheikh Hasina first. And if Elder sister is going how can Rehana be deprived of such an opportunity. If both of them are going then their children and spouses will be there too.

They can take Khaleda Zia and few Jamayati too and leave them in space. Problem solved! Reign for another 100 years!

DinRaat.
May 18, 2018, 08:16 PM
Do they even have any plans for the satellite.

Fazal
May 23, 2018, 08:15 AM
Do they even have any plans for the satellite.

Yes they do. Its in the news. Just Google it.

Whether its a viable plan or not or if you disagree with it or not.... tnow hat's a different question.

Shingara
May 24, 2018, 03:01 AM
aisob kinle to r world dekhbena..futani mara, desh koto agay gese aisob dekhabe ki kore

Actual intention holo kivabey montrira aro taka vorbey pocketey.
Our private channels will now have to compulsorily pay the govt. ( if there is no law, wait for it .. it's coming )
Govt. will say desher taka deshei thakbey. I would rather have desher private companyr taka going to bidesh than financing our corrupt govt. I bet the plan is to sell satellite space to poor countries in Africa or the likes of Bhutan and Nepal.

Roey Haque
May 24, 2018, 09:55 PM
Mark Twain "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."

Patriotism does not mean supporting/uniting on something your government has done. Everyone has the right to be critical of government activities.

There are many occasions we unite:

- When our cricket team wins

-I believe everyone in the country is supporting students' protests to reduce quota from 56%

When there is a worthy cause, human beings unite.

When there is a dubious cause like buying a satellite and promoting it as MOHAKASH BIJOY when there are so many issues that need to be prioritized, people don't unite. It's common sense. Shaming people to unite them by calling them unpatriotic or rajakarer bacca will never work (like the students have been called). This type of shaming only gives birth to fascism and it is no different than forcing a religion on someone.

That Mark Twain quote is brilliant and you are right. I like the way you think.