Falcon 9 booster B1046 is a reusable first-stage booster for the orbital-class Falcon 9 vehicle manufactured by SpaceX. B1046 was the first Falcon 9 block 5 to fly and the first to do a re-flight. It is also the first rocket to fly two GTO missions and the first orbital-class booster to fly and land three times. Notably, this booster was also the first to launch from each of SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch pads. Destroyed during the Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort test.
When the Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket reaches Max-Q (maximum dynamic forces), the launch abort system of the Crew Dragon spacecraft will be triggered. This will fire up its SuperDraco engines and propel the spacecraft and its theoretical passengers away from the launch vehicle before landing back safely in the Atlantic Ocean. The goal of this test is to demonstrate the capacity of the spacecraft to ensure a safe return to the ground for the astronauts in the event of a launch vehicle failure. The booster for this launch will be B1046, a thrice-flown core which was the first of the Block 5 generation. It will not attempt to land and is expected to be destroyed by the SuperDracos and aerodynamic loads.Sub-Orbital B1046 - Flight Proven ( ) Atlantic
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The Bangabandhu 1 (BD-1) satellite, the first geostationary communications satellite of Bangladesh. Satellite is to be located at 119.1Â° East longitude slot in geostationary orbit, where it will provide service to Bangladesh and neighbouring countries. Satellite is build by Thales Aleinia Space. It is based on Spacebus 4000B2 platform, weighs 3500 kg and is fitted with Ku-Band and C-Band transponders. The major applications of the spacecraft include DTH, very small aperture terminal communications, backhaul and trunking, network restoration, and disaster preparedness and relief.Geostationary Transfer Orbit B1046 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You