Falcon 9 - JCSat-16 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~0:01:10 Mach 1
T+0:01:18 Maximum Dynamic Pressure, Throttle Down
T~0:01:45 Stage 2 - Merlin Vac Engine Chilldown
T+0:02:33 MECO - First Stage Cutoff
T+0:02:36 Stage Separation
T~0:02:41 1st Stage Maneuver out of 2nd Stage Plume
1st Stage Re-Orientation to Engines first
T+0:02:44 Mvac Ignition
T+0:03:32 Payload Fairing Jettison
T+0:06 1st Stage Re-Entry Burn (15-25 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~0:08:30 1st Stage Landing
T+0:08:32 2nd Stage Engine Shutdown
T+0:26:30 Second Stage Re-Start
T+0:27:32 Second Stage Cutoff
T+0:32:13 JCSat-16 Separation

Downrange Safety Zones and ASDS Location

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