Ariane 5 VA229 Flight Profile (Eutelsat 65 West A)

 

 

Time Event Altitude (km) Velocity (m/s)
0:00:00.00 Vulcain Engine Ignition Sequence
0:00:07.05 Solid Rocket Booster Ignition
0:00:07.30 LIFTOFF
0:00:12.70 Pitch Maneuver 0.09 36.2
0:00:17.05 Roll Maneuver 0.32 71.9
0:00:22.60 Pitch Complete 0.86 122.8
0:00:32.05 Roll Complete 2.41 209.8
00:00:49.25 Mach 1 6.76 324.7
00:01:08.57 Maximum Dynamic Pressure 13.5 521.5
00:02:24.8 SRB Burnout and Jettison 69.4 2049.1
00:03:28.7 Payload Fairing Jettison 122.6 2388
00:05:35 Intermediate Point 183.7 3285
00:07:25 Acquisition by Natal Tracking Station 221.3 4807
00:08:49 Core Stage shutdown – Target: -1248.5 x 231.3km, 9.80° 231.4 5758
00:08:55 Stage Separation 231.4 6786
00:08:59 2nd Stage Ignition 231.4 6788
00:09:40 LOS Galliot 230.3 6873
00:12:57 Acquisition by Ascension Tracking Station 217.5 7295
00:13:20 LOS Natal 215.9 7349
00:15:41 Minimum Altitude 210.0 7703
00:18:20 Acquisition by Libreville Tracking Station 223.5 8144
00:18:50 LOS Ascension 230.2 8234
00:21:05 Intermediate Point 288.8 8696
00:23:20 Acquisition by Malindi Tracking Station 423.0 9163
00:24:37 Second Stage Shutdown – Target Orbit: 250.0 by 35,746km – 0.5° 552.3 9438
00:24:52 Re-Orientation for Satellite Separation 582
00:26:27 Transverse Spin-Up for S/C Separation 795
00:27:19 Eutelsat 65 West A Release 928
00:27:29 De-Spin 955
00:27:56 Collision Avoidance Maneuvers Orientation 1031
00:31:41 Collision Avoidance Maneuvers 1756
00:35:20 DEMOFLIGHT Re-Orientation 1756
00:39:51 LOX Tank Helium Pressurization 3529
00:41:40 Acquisition by New Norcia Tracking Station 4143
00:41:57 HM-7B Engine Chilldown 4234
00:46:14 LH2 Tank Depressurization 5335
00:50:15 Self Pressurization of LOX & LH2 Tanks in BBQ 6364
01:06:26 Self Pressurization of LOX & LH2 Tanks and Settling 10324
01:11:28 HM-7B LH2 Chilldown 11469
01:17:06 Helium Flush of LOX Tank Dome 12708
01:18:30 Re-Orientation for Passivation 13008
01:23:31 Final Spin-Up 14053
01:27:01 LOX Tank Passivation 14764
01:31:02 Ariane 5 – End of Mission 15553

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