Atlas V - GOES-R - Launch Profile

Launch Timeline

Time Event
T-0:00:02.7 Stage 1 - RD-180 Ignition
T-0 Booster Ignition & LIFTOFF
T+0:00:02.1 Full Thrust Level
T+0:00:05.2 Pitch/Roll Maneuver Initiation
T+0:00:35.5 Mach 1
T+0:00:46:2 Maximum Dynamic Pressure
T+0:01:35 Solid Rocket Booster Burnout
T+0:01:50.4 Booster 1 & 2 Separation
T+0:01:51.9 Booster 3 & 4 Separation
RL-10C Boost Phase Cool-Down
Centaur RCS Pyro Valve Initiation
T+0:03:29.9 Payload Fairing Jettison
Stage 1 Throttle down for MECO
T+0:04:21.8 Main Engine Cutoff
T+0:04:27.8 Atlas/Centaur Separation
T+0:04:37.8 Centaur Ignition 1 - Burn Duration: 7:37.8
T+0:12:15.6 Centaur Cutoff 1 - Low Earth Orbit
T+0:12:15.6 Coast Phase - Duration: 9:43.2
T+0:21:58.6 Centaur Ignition 2 - Burn Duration: 5:35:8
T+0:27:34.4 Centaur Cutoff 2 - Elliptical Transfer Orbit
T+0:27:34.4 Coast Phase - Duration: 2:59:58.2
T+3:27:32.6 Centaur Ignition 3 - Burn Duration: 1:33.3
T+3:29:05.9 Centaur Cutoff 3 - GEO Transfer Orbit
Re-Orientation for Satellite Separation
T+3:31:54.9 GOES-R Satellite Separation
Centaur CCAM, Coast Phase
T+3:39:36 Solar Array Deployment - Stage 1
T+3:51:00 Uplink Command and Communications Acquired
T+14:34:10 Rocket Engine Assembly Checkout Complete
T+2-8 Days Orbit Raising Operations
T+9 Days Solar Array Deployment - Stage 2
T+10-14 Days GEO Station Acquisition
T+14 Days Stationary in GEO

Launch Data

Launch Date: November 19, 2016
Window: 22:42 - 23:42 UTC
Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 541
Launch Azimuth: 100.7°
Ascent Duration: 3 Hours and 32 Minutes


Target Orbit

Type: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Perigee: 8,099 km
Apogee: 35,286 km
Inclination: 10.6°

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Ground Track Map
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Credit: United Launch Alliance