Falcon 9 - Eutelsat/ABS 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+0:02:36 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+0:02:47 Mvac Ignition
T+0:03:34 Payload Fairing Jettison
T+0:06 1st Stage Re-Entry Burn (20 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+0:09:22 2nd Stage Engine Shutdown
T+0:25:54 Second Stage Re-Start
T+0:26:58 Second Stage Cutoff
T+0:30:29 Eutelsat 117 West B Separation
T+0:35:29 ABS-2A Separation

Downrange Safety Zones and ASDS Location

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