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Type of Rocket: Falcon 9 Full Thrust: Size Comparison
Rocket Size: 230ft x 12ft | 1,210,457lb (+9,169lb payload) ——- 70m x 3.66m | 549,094kg (+4,159 payload)
Launch Agency: SpaceX & United States Air Force
Expected Launch Time: 7:29AM PDT, 10:29AM EDT, 2:29PM UTC
Launch Window: 45 minutes
Location of Launch: Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL USA [MAP]
Mission Description: Eutelsat 117 West B & ABS-2A: Eutelsat 117 West B will be designed to provide capacity to Satmex's DTH and telecommunication customers in . The ABS-2A satellite will ride in tandem to geostationary orbit in order to provide communications services. Both crafts will utilize an electric propulsion system to circularize and maintain their orbit.
Special Details/Experiments: First stage will attempt a landing on the autonomous spaceport drone ship, Of Course I Still Love You, for a 6th time. The last 3 attempts were all successful.
Expected Result of Completing Mission:
*23/25 with Flacon 9, 5/5 with the "Falcon 9 V1.1 Full Thrust Rocket"
10:25PM EDT: The rocket is ready to go and on the tower
10:14AM EDT: Live stream is up! Launch in 15 minutes.
10:18AM EDT: Kerosene fuel has been loaded onto 1st and 2nd stage, liquid oxygen being applied now to 1st stage and 2nd Stage.
10:24AM EDT: Eutelsat & ABS are ready. Range is ready. Weather has been green lit.
10:25AM EDT: Strongback has been engaged.
10:28AM EDT: Falcon 9 in startup.
10:29AM EDT: WE HAVE LIFTOFF!
10:30AM EDT: Propulsion and telemetry nominal.
10:30AM EDT: Falcon 9 is supersonic, undergoing maximum dynamic pressure.
10:31AM EDT: Shutdown of stage 1 is complete.
10:31AM EDT: Separation of stage 1 and 2 is complete.
10:32AM EDT: Stage 2 in startup, stage 1 headed back for landing.
10:33AM EDT: Fairings have separated from the payload.
10:35AM EDT: Entry burn by stage 1 has been confirmed.
10:36AM EDT: Vibrations cut out footage from barge, landing of stage 1 unconfirmed.
10:39AM EDT: 2nd stage shutdown confirmed.
10:40AM EDT: 2nd stage, and satellites are now in the planned coasting phase.
10:53AM EDT: Still waiting on confirmation of stage 1 landing, this is normal with the amount of vibrations the ASDS undergoes.
10:54AM EDT: Stage 2 second burn confirmed.
10:56AM EDT: Stage 2 shutdown confirmed.
10:56AM EDT: FALCON 9 STAGE 1 HAS BEEN DESTROYED IN THE LANDING. -(SpaceX webcast)
10:57AM EDT: Stage 1 is now 3/8 on reentry landings, ending their streak of 3 successful landings.
11:00AM EDT: Eutelsat 117 West B has been deployed.
11:05AM EDT: ABS 2-A has been deployed.
11:05AM EDT: The mission has been completed.
Next launch will be June 16th by Arienspace at 1:30PM PDT, 4:30PM EDT, 8:30PM UTC.