Launch Date: May 11, Friday Launch Window: 2014-2224 GMT (4:14-6:24 p.m. EDT) Launch site: LC-39A Booster Recovery: ASDS on OCISLY Booster Type: B1046 - Block 5 Orbit: GTO 3,500 kg (7,700 lb) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Bangabandhu 1 communications satellite for the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. The spacecraft will provide broadcasting and telecommunication services to rural areas and introduce direct-to-home television programming across Bangladesh and neighboring countries. The Bangabandhu 1 satellite was built by Thales Alenia Space. This will be the first launch of the upgraded Block 5 version of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. Bangabandhu-1 - Wikipedia Bangabandhu 1 (BD 1) Bangabandhu is a fairly light GTO launch. SpaceX may push the envelope and give the satellite an extra boost to GEO as it has done to some GEO satellites in the past. That or just the fact it's a GTO forced an ASDS landing. We also learned with TESS that just killing velocity and dropping onto an ASDS reduces wear on a booster.