Launch Profile – Falcon 9 – PAZ

Time Event
T-0:00:03 Merlin Engine Ignition
T-0:00:00 Liftoff
T~0:00:17 Pitch Kick & Roll Maneuver
T~0:01:11 Mach 1
T+0:01:17 Maximum Dynamic Pressure, Throttle Down
T~0:01:35 Stage 2 – Merlin Vac Engine Chilldown
T+0:02:29 MECO – First Stage Cutoff
T+0:02:33 Stage Separation
T+0:02:40 Mvac Ignition
T+0:02:56 Payload Fairing Jettison
T+0:08 2nd Stage Flight Termination System safe
T+0:08 2nd Stage Terminal Guidance Mode
T+0:08:58 2nd Stage Engine Shutdown
T+0:10:58 PAZ Separation

Launch Data

Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 FT
Launch Site: SLC-4E Vandenberg, California
Launch Date: February 22, 2018
Window: 14:17 UTC
Payload: PAZ, MicroSat-2a & 2b

Ascent Duration: 11 Minutes

First Stage Recovery: No

Target Orbit:
Type: Sun-Synchronous Transfer Orbit
Altitude: 514 Kilometers
LTAN: 18:00 hours
Inclination: 97.44°


Image: Airbus Defence & Space