Soyuz VS18 Flight Profile (O3b FM13-16)

Launch Timeline

Time Event
T-0:00:20 Launch Command
T-0:00:14 Preliminary Thrust Level
T-0:00:05 To Full Thrust Level
T+0:00:00 LIFTOFF
T+0:01:58 Booster Separation
T+0:03:55 Payload Fairing Jettison
T+0:04:45 Core Stage Shutdown
T+0:04:47 3rd Stage Ignition & Staging
T+0:04:57 Aft Section Cover Jettison
T+0:09:23 3rd Stage Separation
T+0:10:23 Fregat Ignition
Burn Duration: 04:00
T+0:14:23 Fregat Upper Stage Cutoff
T+0:22:50 Fregat Re-Start
Duration: 08:36
T+0:31:26 Fregat Shutdown
T+1:52:45 Fregat Re-Start
Duration: 05:06
T+1:57:51 Fregat Shutdown
T+2:01:11 O3b #1 & #2 Separation
T+2:16:11 Fregat Re-Start (17 Seconds)
T+2:22:51 O3b #3 & #4 Separation

Mission Data

Mission: Soyuz VS18
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz ST-B (2-1B)
Launch Site: ELS, Guiana Space Center
Payload: 4 O3b (2,800kg)
Total Payload Mass: 3,198kg

Launch Date: March 9, 2018
Launch Time: 17:10:06 UTC

Ascent Duration: 2 Hours 23 Minutes

Orbital Data

Orbit at Fregat Separation:
Type: Sub-Orbital Trajectory
Perigee: -1,186 km
Apogee: 194 km
Inclination: 5.27°

Parking Orbit:
Type: Low Earth Orbit
Perigee: 160 km
Apogee: 205 km
Inclination: 5.16°

Transfer Orbit:
Type: MEO Transfer Orbit
Perigee: 190 km
Apogee: 7,869 km
Inclination: 3.88°

Target Orbit:
Type: Equatorial Medium Earth Orbit
Perigee: 7,830 km
Apogee: 7,830 km
Inclination: 0.04°

Disposal Orbit:
Type: Equatorial Medium Earth Orbit
Perigee: 7,673 km
Apogee: 7,673 km
Inclination: 0.06°


Image: Arianespace/Lavochkin Association

Image: Arianespace/Lavochkin Association