Dragon SpX-8 – Falcon 9 Launch Profile

Time Event
T-00:03 Merlin 1D Engine Ignition
T-0 LIFTOFF
T+00:18 Pitch & Roll
T+01:05 Mach 1
T+01:11 Maximum Dynamic Pressure
T+01:45* Merlin 1D Vac Engine Chilldown
T+02:xx 1st Stage Throttle Segment
T+02:30 Main Engine Cutoff
T+02:34 Stage Separation
T+02:41 Stage 2 Ignition
T+02:56* 1st Stage Maneuver out of 2nd Stage Plume
1st Stage Re-Orientation
T+03:30* Dragon Nose Cone Jettison
T+04:00* 1st Stage Apogee (140km)
T+04:30* 1st Stage Boost-Back Burn (Duration: ~25-30sec)
T+06:30* 1st Stage Grid Fin Deployment
T+06:45* 1st Stage Re-Entry Burn (Duration: ~15sec)
T+08:00* 1st Stage Landing Burn
T+08:20* 1st Stage Landing Leg Deployment
T+08:35* Expected 1st Stage Landing
T+08:45* Terminal Guidance Mode
T+08:55* Flight Termination System Safing
T+09:40* Stage 2 Cutoff
T+10:30 Dragon Separation
T~12:00 Solar Array Deployment

Downrange Safety Zones & Air Route Closures

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Image: Spaceflight101/Google Earth
Image: Patrick Air Force Base
Image: Patrick Air Force Base

First Stage Landing Profile

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Image: SpaceX