Soyuz VS13 Flight Profile (Galileo FM-8 & 9)

Launch Timeline

 

 

Time Event
T-0:00:20 Launch Command
T-0:00:15 Preliminary Thrust Level
T-0:00:05 Full Thrust Level
T+0:00:00 LIFTOFF
T+0:01:58 Booster Separation
T+0:03:29 Payload Fairing Jettison
T+0:04:45 Core Stage Shutdown
T+0:04:48 3rd Stage Ignition & Staging
T+0:03:58 Aft Section Cover Jettison
T+0:09:23 3rd Stage Separation
T+0:10:24 1st Fregat Ignition
Burn Duration: 13:08
T+0:23:32 Fregat Upper Stage Cutoff
Coast Phase
Duration: 3:15:03
T+3:38:35 2nd Fregat Ignition
Burn Duration: 4:22
T+3:42:57 Fregat Upper Stage Cutoff
T+3:47:57 Spacecraft Separation
Fregat 3rd Burn
Fregat 4th Burn
Fregat Passivation, EOM

 

 

Mission Data

Mission: Soyuz VS13
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 2-1B
Launch Site: ELS, Guiana Space Center
Payload: Galileo FM-08 & FM-09
Launch Date: December 17, 2015
Launch Time: 11:51:56 UTC

Ascent Duration: 3 Hours 48 Minutes
Target Orbit: 23,222 km, circular
Inclination: 54.946°

Image: Arianespace/Lavochkin Association
Image: Arianespace/Lavochkin Association
Image: Arianespace/Lavochkin Association
Image: Arianespace/Lavochkin Association