Launch Profile – Falcon 9 – Dragon SpX-11

Time Event
T-0:00:03 Merlin Engine Ignition
T-0:00:00 Liftoff
T~0:00:16 Pitch Kick & Roll Maneuver
T~0:01:09 Mach 1
T+0:01:18 Maximum Dynamic Pressure, Throttle Down
T~0:01:40 Stage 2 – Merlin Vac Engine Chilldown
T+0:02:22 MECO – First Stage Cutoff
T+0:02:25 Stage Separation
T~0:02:28 1st Stage Maneuver out of 2nd Stage Plume
1st Stage Re-Orientation to Engines first
T+0:02:32 Mvac Ignition
T+:02:38 1st Stage Boostback (45 Sec)
T~0:03:15 Dragon Nose Cone Jettison
T+0:06:10 1st Stage Re-Entry Burn (15-25 sec)
T+0:07:27 1st Stage Landing Burn
T~0:08:00 1st Stage Landing
T+0:08 2nd Stage Terminal Guidance Mode
T+0:08 2nd Stage Flight Termination System safe
T+0:09:20 2nd Stage Engine Shutdown
T+0:10:20 Dragon Separation
T+0:12:00 Dragon Solar Array Deploy
T+2:20:00 Dragon GNC Bay Door Opening

Launch Data

Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 FT
Launch Site: LKC-39A, Kennedy Space Center
Launch Date: June 3, 2017
Window: 21:04-21:09 UTC
T-0 Target: 21:07:38 UTC
Payload: Dragon SpX-11 (>9,000 kg)

Ascent Duration: 10 Minutes

Backup: June 4, 2017

Target Orbit:
Type: ISS Transfer Orbit
Perigee: 200 km
Apogee: 360 km
Inclination: 51.6°

Photo: SpaceX
Photo: SpaceX

Launch Safety Areas

Dragon Trunk File Photos - Credit: NASA/ESA
Dragon Trunk File Photos – Credit: NASA/ESA