Falcon 9 – NROL-76 Flight Data

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on Monday, May 1st, 2017 on a classified mission to deliver the NROL-76 satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. After dispatching the rocket’s second stage toward its secret orbital destination, the Falcon 9 booster made a rocket-powered U-turn to accelerate back toward Florida for a propulsive touchdown in Landing Zone 1 less than nine minutes after liftoff.

Below are flight parameters extracted from the SpaceX launch broadcast for the entirety for the first stage’s round trip journey. Portions highlighted in red correspond to powered flight phases.