Launch Profile – Falcon 9 – OTV-5

Time Event
T-0:00:03 Merlin Engine Ignition
T-0:00:00 Liftoff
T~0:00:16 Pitch Kick & Roll Maneuver
T+0:01:19 Maximum Dynamic Pressure, Throttle Down
T~0:01:30 Stage 2 – Merlin Vac Engine Chilldown
T+0:02:23 MECO – First Stage Cutoff
T+0:02:26 Stage Separation
T+0:02:34 Mvac Ignition
T+0:02:39 1st Stage Boostback Burn
T+0:03:?? Payload Fairing Jettison
T+0:06:34 1st Stage Entry Burn (~20 Sec)
T~0:07:45 1st Stage Landing Burn (~30 Sec)
T+0:08:14 First Stage Landing
T+? Inclination Change ?
T+? X-37B Separation
T+? Second Stage Deorbit Burn
T+? Second Stage Ocean Impact

Launch Data

Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 FT
Launch Site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center
Launch Date: September 7, 2017
Window: 13:50-18:55 UTC
— 10-minute Window Blocks within greater launch window
Payload: X-37B OTV-5 (~5,000 kg)

First Stage Recovery: RTLS to Landing Zone 1

Target Orbit

Type: Low Earth Orbit
Inclination: Higher than previous OTV missions
Parameters: Classified

Photo: Boeing (OTV-1)
Photo: Boeing (OTV-1)
Image: Spaceflight101/GoogleEarth
Image: Spaceflight101/GoogleEarth