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Live: Watch the Bangabandhu-1 Satellite launch

  • Published at 06:14 am May 11th, 2018
  • Last updated at 12:22 am May 13th, 2018


New Launch Window: Saturday May 12, 02:14am Bangladesh Time  (Friday May 11, 20:14 GMT)

Mission Timeline (all times approximate)

COUNTDOWN

Hour/Min/Sec                 Events

- 00:38:00                          SpaceX Launch Director verifies go for propellant load

- 00:35:00                          RP-1 (rocket grade kerosene) loading underway

- 00:35:00                         1st stage LOX (liquid oxygen) loading underway

- 00:16:00                          2nd stage LOX loading underway

- 00:07:00                          Falcon 9 begins engine chill prior to launch

- 00:01:00                          Flight computer commanded to begin final prelaunch checks

- 00:01:00                          Propellant tank pressurization to flight pressure begins

- 00:00:45                          SpaceX Launch Director verifies go for launch

- 00:00:03                          Engine controller commands engine ignition sequence to start

00:00:00                            Falcon 9 liftoff


LAUNCH, LANDING AND SATELLITE DEPLOYMENT

Hour/Min/Sec                Events

00:01:14                          Max Q (moment of peak mechanical stress on the rocket)

00:02:31                          1st stage main engine cutoff (MECO)

00:02:33                          1st and 2nd stages separate

00:02:36                          2nd stage engine starts

00:03:37                          Fairing deployment

00:06:15                          1st stage entry burn

00:08:10                          1st stage landing

00:08:19                          2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-1)

00:27:38                          2nd stage engine restarts

00:28:37                          2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-2)

00:33:38                          Bangabandhu Satellite-1 Deployment