Ariane 5 VA234 Flight Profile (Star One D1, JCSat-15)

Launch Data

Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECALaunch Site: ELA-3, Guiana Space CenterLaunch Date: December 21, 2016
Window: 20:30-21:45 UTC
Payload: Star One D1 & JCSat-15 (10,722kg)Ascent Duration: 43 Min & 26 Sec
Target Orbit:Type: Geostationary Transfer OrbitPerigee: 250 Kilometers
Apogee: 35,905 Kilometers
Inclination: 6.0 Degrees
Ariane 5 Launch Profile - Credit: Arianespace
Ariane 5 Launch Profile – Credit: Arianespace

 

Time Event
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
0:00:17.05 Roll Maneuver
0:00:22.60 Pitch Complete
0:00:32.05 Roll Complete
00:00:49 Mach 1
00:01:08 Maximum Dynamic Pressure
00:02:22 SRB Burnout and Jettison
00:03:15 Payload Fairing Jettison
00:05:xx Intermediate Point
00:08:14 Acquisition by Natal Tracking Station
00:08:xx LOS Galliot
00:08:53 Core Stage shutdown
00:08:59 Stage Separation
00:09:03 2nd Stage Ignition
00:13:49 Acquisition by Ascension Tracking Station
00:18:23 Acquisition by Libreville Tracking Station
00:23:05 Acquisition by Malindi Tracking Station
00:25:23 Second Stage Shutdown – Target Orbit: 250 by 35,905km – 6.0°
00:25:33 Re-Orientation for Satellite Separation
00:29:10 Star One D1 Separation
00:29:20 De-Spin
00:31:58 Sylda 5 Separation
00:43:26 JCSat-15 Separation
Re-Orientation for Passivation
Final Spin-Up
LOX Tank Passivation
00:59:02 End of Arianespace Commercial Mission
01:15:02 Ariane 5 – End of Mission

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Image: Airbus Defence & Space