Launch Profile – Falcon 9 – Dragon SpX-13

 

 

Time Event
T-0:00:03 Merlin Engine Ignition
T-0:00:00 Liftoff
T~0:00:16 Pitch Kick & Roll Maneuver
T~0:01:07 Mach 1
T+0:01:18 Maximum Dynamic Pressure, Throttle Down
T~0:01:45 Stage 2 – Merlin Vac Engine Chilldown
T+0:02:21 MECO – First Stage Cutoff
T+0:02:25 Stage Separation
T~0:02:27 1st Stage Maneuver out of 2nd Stage Plume
1st Stage Re-Orientation to Engines first
T+0:02:33 Mvac Ignition
T+:02:38 1st Stage Boostback (45 Sec)
T~0:03:20 Dragon Nose Cone Jettison
T+0:06:07 1st Stage Re-Entry Burn (15-25 sec)
T~0:07:15 1st Stage Landing Burn
T+0:07:46 1st Stage Landing
T+0:08 2nd Stage Terminal Guidance Mode
T+0:08 2nd Stage Flight Termination System safe
T+0:09:1400 2nd Stage Engine Shutdown
T+0:10:00 Dragon Separation
T+0:11:00 Dragon Solar Array Deploy
T+2:20:00 Dragon GNC Bay Door Opening

 

 

Launch Data

Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 FT
Launch Site: SLC-40, CCAFS, Florida
Launch Date: December 15, 2017
T-0 Target: 15:36 UTC
Payload: Dragon SpX-13 (10,600 kg)

Ascent Duration: 10 Minutes

Backup: December 25, 2017

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

ISS Orbit:
Perigee: 402 km
Apogee: 407 km
Inclination: 51.64°
Period: 92.66min


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Launch Safety Areas


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