Launch Profile - Falcon 9 - Iridium-NEXT Flight 3

Time Event
T-0:00:03 Merlin Engine Ignition
T-0:00:00 Liftoff
T~0:00:17 Pitch Kick & Roll Maneuver
T~0:01:05 Mach 1
T+0:01:10 Maximum Dynamic Pressure, Throttle Down
T~0:01:40 Stage 2 - Merlin Vac Engine Chilldown
T+0:02:23 MECO - First Stage Cutoff
T+0:02:27 Stage Separation
T~0:02:29 1st Stage Maneuver out of 2nd Stage Plume
1st Stage Re-Orientation to Engines first
T+0:02:36 Mvac Ignition
T+0:02:40 1st Stage Partial Boostback (?)
T+0:03:09 Payload Fairing Jettison
T+0:05:41 1st Stage Re-Entry Burn
T~0:06:53 1st Stage Landing Burn
T+0:07:23 1st Stage Landing
T+0:07 2nd Stage Flight Termination System safe
T+0:08 2nd Stage Terminal Guidance Mode
T+0:09:04 2nd Stage Engine Shutdown
T+0:52:02 Second Stage Re-Start
T+0:52:05 Second Stage Cutoff
T+0:57:06 Iridium Separation Sequence
T+1:12:06 S/C Separation Complete

Launch Data

Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 FT
Launch Site: SLC-4E Vandenberg, California
Launch Date: October 9, 2017
Window: 12:37 UTC
Payload: 10 Iridium-NEXT (9,600kg)

Ascent Duration: 72 Minutes

Backup: October 10, 2017 - 12:31 UTC

First Stage Recovery: Landing on JRTI

Target Orbit:
Type: Non-Synchronous Transfer Orbit
Perigee: 615 Kilometers
Apogee: 625 Kilometers
Inclination: 86.66°

Iridium NEXT fairing