Launch Profile – Falcon 9 – Hispasat 30W-6

Launch Timeline

Time Event
T-0:00:03 Merlin Engine Ignition
T-0:00:00 Liftoff
T~0:00:15 Pitch Kick & Roll Maneuver
T+0:01:18 Maximum Dynamic Pressure, Throttle Down
T~0:01:45 Stage 2 – Merlin Vac Engine Chilldown
T+0:02:35 MECO – First Stage Cutoff
T+0:02:37 Stage Separation
T+0:02:39 Mvac Ignition
T+0:03:39 Payload Fairing Jettison
T+0:08:39 Second Stage Shutdown (Coast Phase)
T+0:26:38 Second Stage Re-Start
T+0:27:33 Second Stage Shutdown (Burn to Depletion)
T+0:32:51 Hispasat 30W-6 Separation

Launch Data

Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 FT
Launch Site: SLC-40, CCAFS
Launch Date: March 6, 2018
Window: 05:33-07:33 UTC
Payload: Hispasat 30W-6 (6,092 kg)

Backup Date: March 7, 2018
Window: 05:33-07:33 UTC

First Stage Recovery: No
Target Orbit: Geostationary Transfer Orbit

Photo: Space Systems/Loral
Photo: Space Systems/Loral

Image: Spaceflight101/GoogleEarth