Vega VV09 – Sentinel-2B Launch Profile

Launch Timeline

Time Event
T-0:04:00 Start of Synchronized Sequence
T-0 P80 First Stage Ignition & Liftoff
T+0:01:55 P80 Separation
T+0:01:56 Zefiro-23 Second Stage Ignition
T+0:03:39 Zefiro-23 Separation
T+0:03:51 Zefiro-9 Third Stage Ignition
T+0:03:56 Payload Fairing Separation
T+0:06:32 Zefiro-9 Separation
T+0:08:23 AVUM – 1st Main Engine Start
T+0:08:23 Burn Duration: 7 Min & 4 Sec
T+0:15:27 AVUM – 1st Shutdown
T+0:55:07 AVUM – 2nd Main Engine Start
T+0:55:07 Burn Duration: 2 Min
T+0:57:07 AVUM – 2nd Shutdown
T+0:57:57 Sentinel-2B Separation
T+1:48:27 AVUM – 3rd Main Engine Start (Deorbit)
T+1:50:00 AVUM – 3rd Shutdown
T+1:57:30 Vega – End of Mission

Launch Info

Launch Vehicle: Vega
Launch Site: ZLV, French Guiana
Launch Date: March 7, 2017
Launch Time: 01:49:24 UTC

Payloads: Sentinel-2B (1,130kg)

Mission Duration: 1 Hour & 57 Minutes

Operational Orbit

Type: Sun Synchronous Orbit
Altitude: 786 Kilometers
Inclination: 98.57°

Payload Configuration

Image: Arianespace

Image: Arianespace
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