Launch Profile – Falcon 9 – Dragon SpX-14

 

 

T+0:02:52Mvac Ignition

Time Event
T-0:00:03 Merlin Engine Ignition
T-0:00:00 Liftoff
T~0:00:16 Pitch Kick & Roll Maneuver
T~0:01:08 Mach 1
T+0:01:08 Maximum Dynamic Pressure, Throttle Down
T~0:02:05 Stage 2 – Merlin Vac Engine Chilldown
T+0:02:41 MECO – First Stage Cutoff
T+0:02:45 Stage Separation
T~0:02:50 1st Stage Boostback (45 Sec)
T~0:03:25 Dragon Nose Cone Jettison
T+0:06:xx 1st Stage Re-Entry Burn (15-25 sec)
T+0:07:xx 1st Stage Landing Burn
T+0:08 2nd Stage Terminal Guidance Mode
T+0:08 2nd Stage Flight Termination System safe
T+0:09:03 2nd Stage Engine Shutdown
T+0:10:03 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: April 2, 2018
T-0 Target: 20:30:38 UTC
Payload: Dragon SpX-14 (~10,600 kg)

Ascent Duration: 10 Minutes

Backup: April 3 – 20:08 UTC

Target Orbit:
Type: ISS Transfer Orbit
Perigee: 200 km
Apogee: 355 km
Inclination: 51.6°

ISS Orbit:
Perigee: 403 km
Apogee: 406 km
Inclination: 51.64°
Period: 92.65min


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Launch Safety Areas


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