Block 5 First Stage on Drone Ship
The first stage of SpaceX's first Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket sits on the deck of the drone ship "Of Course I Still Love You" just after acing its landing on May 11, 2018.
Block 5 Falcon 9 on the Pad, May 11, 2018
SpaceX’s first ”Block 5" Falcon 9 rocket and its payload, the Bangabandhu-1 communications satellite, on the launch pad on May 11, 2018.
On the Pad
The two-stage Block 5 Falcon 9 and its payload, the Bangabandhu-1 communications satellite, stand poised to launch on May 10, 2018.
A "standard ground system auto abort" scuttled the May 10 liftoff attempt with just 58 seconds left on the countdown clock.
The First Block 5 Rolls to the Pad
SpaceX's first Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket rolls toward its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida ahead of its planned May 2018 launch.
Bangladesh's First Satellite
Bangabandhu Satellite-1 will be Bangladesh’s first communications satellite. Here, the satellite is seen undergoing testing by its builders, the French company Thales Alenia Space.