Falcon 9 Orbcomm G2 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~0:01:12 Mach 1
T+0:01 Maximum Dynamic Pressure
T~0:01:30 Stage 2 - Merlin Vac Engine Chilldown
T+0:02 Merlin Throttle Down
T+0:02:20 MECO - First Stage Cutoff
T+0:02:24 Stage Separation
T+0:02:35 Mvac Ignition
T~0:02:40 1st Stage Maneuver out of 2nd Stage Plume
1st Stage Re-Orientation to Engines first
T+0:03 Payload Fairing Jettison
T+0:04 1st Stage Boost-Back Burn (45-60 sec)
T+0:08 1st Stage Re-Entry Burn (15-25 sec)
T+0:10 2nd Stage Terminal Guidance Mode
T+0:10 2nd Stage Flight Termination System safe
T+0:10 2nd Stage Engine Shutdown
T+0:10 1st Stage Landing Burn (30-40 sec)
T+0:10 1st Stage Landing
T+0:15 Orbcomm Satellite Deployment Sequence
T+0:20 Satellite Deployment Complete
T+0:26 Satellite Antenna & Solar Array Deployment
T+0:31 Solar Array & Antenna Deployment complete
T~0:35 Second Stage Deorbit Burn

Target Orbit

Type: Low Earth Orbit

Perigee: 620 km

Apogee: 660 km

Inclination: 47°

Downrange Restricted Areas
Image: Spaceflight101/GoogleEarth
Image: Spaceflight101/GoogleEarth
Air Route Closures
Image: 45th Space Wing
Image: 45th Space Wing