Delta IV – WGS-8 – Launch Profile

Launch Timeline

 

 

Time Event
-0:00:05.0 RS-68A Main Engine Ignition
-0:00:00.1 Solid Rocket Motor Ignition
0:00:00.0 Liftoff
+0:00:07.0 Pitch/Yaw Maneuver
+0:00:46.2 Maximum Dynamic Pressure
+0:01:31.6 SRM Burnout – Fixed Nozzle
+0:01:33.1 SRM Burnout – TVC Nozzle
+0:01:40.0 SRM Jettison – Fixed Nozzle
+0:01:42.4 SRM Jettison – TVC Nozzle
+0:03:14.4 Payload Fairing Jettison
+0:03:56.0 Main Engine Cutoff
+0:04:02.0 Stage Separation
+0:04:15.0 Second Stage Ignition 1
+0:04:15.0 Burn Duration: 15:36.8
+0:19:51.8 Second Stage Cutoff 1
+0:29:26.6 Second Stage Ignition 2
+0:29:26.6 Burn Duration: 3:07.0
+0:32:33.6 Second Stage Cutoff 2
+0:41:43.6 Spacecraft Separation

 

 

Launch Info

Launch Vehicle: Delta IV M+(5,4)
Launch Site: SLC-37, Cape Canaveral
Launch Date: December 7, 2016
Launch Window: 23:53 – 00:42 UTC
Launch Azimuth: 93.46°

Payload: WGS-8 (5,987kg)

Mission Duration: 41 Minutes & 44 Seconds

Target Orbit

Type: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Perigee: 435 Kilometers
Altitude: 44,378 Kilometers
Inclination: 27.0°

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Image: ULA

Ground Track Map

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Image: United Launch Alliance