Falcon 9 – Thaicom 8 Flight Profile

Launch / Landing Timeline

 

 

Time Event
T-0:00:03 Merlin Engine Ignition
T-0:00:00 Liftoff
T~0:00:18 Pitch Kick & Roll Maneuver
T~0:01:09 Mach 1
T+0:01:17 Maximum Dynamic Pressure, Throttle Down
T~0:01:45 Stage 2 – Merlin Vac Engine Chilldown
T+0:02:35 MECO – First Stage Cutoff
T+0:02:39 Stage Separation
T~0:02:44 1st Stage Maneuver out of 2nd Stage Plume
1st Stage Re-Orientation to Engines first
T+0:02:46 Mvac Ignition
T+0:03:37 Payload Fairing Jettison
T+0:06 1st Stage Re-Entry Burn (15-25 sec)
T+0:08 2nd Stage Terminal Guidance Mode
T+0:08 2nd Stage Flight Termination System safe
T+0:08 1st Stage Landing Burn
T~0:08:35 1st Stage Landing
T+0:08:56 2nd Stage Engine Shutdown
T+0:27:07 Second Stage Re-Start
T+0:28:20 Second Stage Cutoff
T+0:31:56 Thaicom 8 Separation

 

 

Downrange Safety Zones and ASDS Location

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