Falcon 9’s first stage lands back at Cape Canaveral after takeoff
Okay five four three two. But there technician and lift off your host pitching Downrange. What’s your favorite pressures? Our nominee power and telemetry nominal. Alright. As you can see Falcon nine has cleared the tower lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force station. We just heard the call out that the vehicle is supersonic. We’re currently going to throttle down the engines in preparation for Max Q coming up. Oh there we heard it. So that was the moment of greatest aerodynamic pressure that the vehicle will experience in flight today, Everything Looking Nominal with Stage one Trajectory. Now we have five events coming up in quick succession. Mhm. Meco or main engine cut off stage separation. Stage one flip the second engine start one and the boost back burn and you can follow along with those events there at the on the timeline at the bottom of your screen. Beautiful view of the code of the florida coastline Managing cut off coming up in just under 30 seconds As I mentioned before we will be landing, attempting to land the booster back on land at landing zone one. This is known as return to launch site as opposed to a drone ship landing. Nico stage separation confirmed Yes, that started Stage one respect startup. So you can see there on the right hand side of your screen. Second stage and back engine has ignited the first stage on the left hand side is performing the boost back which as you saw just moments ago the first stage flipped itself over and is now making its way back to the coast of florida. Everything looking nominal with second stage trajectory. They’re on the right hand side of your screen. Alright, so there we heard the call out that the boost back burn has concluded that was the first of three burns that the first stage will perform today and we can see the grid fins beginning to deploy there on the left hand side of your screen. Yeah, the next event we have coming up his fairing deployment. Mm hmm. Okay, Alright there you can see the two fairing halves have separated fallen away from the vehicle, exposing the 105 spacecraft to the vacuum of space. As a reminder, we will be attempting to recover these brand new fairing halves once they make their way back to earth, we’re currently in the first of two M Vac burns this first one will last until eight plus eight minutes and 20 t plus eight minutes and 26 seconds. About another four minutes from now. Beautiful views from the first stage there on the left hand side of your screen and the second stage on the right. The next milestone will be the first stage booster re entry burn. Falcon nine executes an entry burn to slow itself down before hitting the dense part of the atmosphere. Without this burn, relying on the atmosphere alone to slow down the Falcon nine with foot, unnecessary strain on the rocket and there we can see the east coast of florida nominal trajectory. Space coast there in the background of on the left hand side. Once again we are launching the Transporter three mission today. This is SpaceX’s third dedicated small sat rideshare program mission. And it’s our 2nd mission of 2022. SpaceX is targeting at least three dedicated rideshare flights to sun synchronous orbit per year. And we also offer opportunities for a ride to orbit on our Starlink missions, which launched every couple of weeks. Small sats can ride to space on SpaceX’s Falcon nine. Falcon heavy as well as starship in the not too distant future. On the left hand side of your screen we can see those grid fins have deployed. Falcon nine has four hypersonic grid fins positioned at the base of the inter stage and they orient the rocket during reentry by moving the center of pressure. We can also see some white puffs of gas coming off from Falcon nine. Those are cold nitrogen gas, which helps with attitude control. After first stage landing, the second stage will cut off its M Vac engine and relight it approximately 45 minutes later for deployment of all 105 spacecraft. As for first stage, its next event is the entry burn Stage two FTS has safed Stage one entry Burn Startup and there on your screen we can see that that entry burn has begun. Once again, this burn is designed to slow the booster down as it returns through the dense part of the atmosphere. Stage two on nominal trajectory as we just heard there, everything continuing to look good with second stage, as I mentioned earlier, we will be attempting to recover this booster for the 10th time today and we’re targeting a land landing at landing zone one. The first stage has just one more burn left the landing burn, it begins just before touchdown and provides the booster a soft descent before landing about the same time that falcon lands. We are expecting sicko or second engine cut off one of our second stage just a few seconds away from landing and trans sonic Vehicles traveling around 900 mph. Really puts the deceleration into perspective in the span of less than a minute will have reduced from twice this, twice the speed of a jet all the way down to zero as the rocket lands, there’s a view on the right hand side and terminal guidance Of the landing. Back at the landing zone one mm hmm. Stage one Nothing but support As you heard from the call out there and from the cheers behind me, we have successfully landed this Falcon nine for the 10th time. It’s also the 102nd recovery of an orbital class rocket. No, I’m not parking orbit. Alright, so we just heard their second stage had a good orbit so we cut off the or shut down the m back engine on the second stage, mm hmm mm hmm
Falcon 9’s first stage lands back at Cape Canaveral after takeoff
SpaceX has launched it’s second rocket for 2022. The Falcon 9 Rocket is sending up a batch of small satellites for the government.It took off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 10:25 a.m. The first launch landed back at Cape Canaveral, triggering a sonic boom. About 8 minutes 30 seconds after launch is when the 10 times flown first stage returns to LZ-1, or Landing Zone 1, and will slow below 750mph generating sonic booms.
SpaceX has launched it’s second rocket for 2022.
The Falcon 9 Rocket is sending up a batch of small satellites for the government.
It took off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 10:25 a.m.
The first launch landed back at Cape Canaveral, triggering a sonic boom.
About 8 minutes 30 seconds after launch is when the 10 times flown first stage returns to LZ-1, or Landing Zone 1, and will slow below 750mph generating sonic booms.