Launch Profile – Falcon 9 – BulgariaSat-1

 

 

Time Event
T-0:00:03 Merlin Engine Ignition
T-0:00:00 Liftoff
T~0:00:16 Pitch Kick & Roll Maneuver
T+0:01:19 Maximum Dynamic Pressure, Throttle Down
T~0:01:45 Stage 2 – Merlin Vac Engine Chilldown
T+0:02:36 MECO – First Stage Cutoff
T+0:02:40 Stage Separation
T+0:02:47 Mvac Ignition
T+0:03:40 Payload Fairing Jettison
T+0:06:19 1st Stage Re-Entry Burn
T~0:08:00 1st Stage Landing Burn
T+0:08:31 1st Stage Landing on OCISLY
T+0:08:38 Second Stage Shutdown (Coast Phase)
T+0:27:08 Second Stage Re-Start
T+0:28:13 Second Stage Shutdown
T+0:34:55 BulgariaSat-1 Separation

 

 

Launch Data

Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 FT
Launch Site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center
Launch Date: June 23, 2017
Window: 18:10-20:10 UTC
Payload: BulgariaSat-1 (~3,700kg)

First Stage Booster: B1029.2 (Second Flight)

First Stage Recovery: OCISLY Drone Ship
Target Orbit: Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit

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