Ariane 5 VA242 Flight Profile (Superbird 8 & HYLAS 4)
Launch Data

Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECALaunch Site: ELA-3, Guiana Space CenterLaunch Date: April 5, 2018
Window: 21:34-22:22 UTC
Payload: Superbird 8/DSN-1 & HYLAS 4Payload Upmass: 10,260 kgAscent Duration: 33 Min & 56 Sec
Target Orbit:Type: Geostationary Transfer OrbitPerigee: 250 Kilometers
Apogee: 35,786 Kilometers
Inclination: 3.0 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
0:00:12.40 Pitch Maneuver
0:00:17.00 Roll Maneuver
0:00:22.30 Pitch Complete
0:00:32.00 Roll Complete
00:00:49 Mach 1
00:01:08 Maximum Dynamic Pressure
00:02:31 SRB Burnout and Jettison
00:03:28 Payload Fairing Jettison
00:05:xx Intermediate Point
00:07:53 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
00:13:48 Acquisition by Ascension Tracking Station
00:18:25 Acquisition by Libreville Tracking Station
00:23:07 Acquisition by Malindi Tracking Station
00:25:08 Second Stage Shutdown
00:25:18 Re-Orientation for Satellite Separation
00:2x:xx Superbird 8 / DSN-1 Separation
00:32:15 Sylda Separation
00:35:56 HYLAS 4 Separation
Re-Orientation for Passivation
Final Spin-Up
LOX Tank Passivation
? Ariane 5 – End of Mission

Image: Airbus Defence & Space
Image: Airbus Defence & Space