Upcoming Launch

Starlink Mission


SpaceX is standing down from launch of Starlink on Friday, November 18 to take a closer look at data from static fire and will announce a new target launch date once confirmed.


Hr/Min/Sec Event
00:38:00 SpaceX Launch Director verifies go for propellant load
00:35:00 RP-1 (rocket grade kerosene) loading begins
00:35:00 1st stage LOX (liquid oxygen) loading begins
00:16:00 2nd stage LOX loading begins
00:07:00 Falcon 9 begins engine chill prior to launch
00:01:00 Command flight computer 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 Deployment

All times are approximate

Hr/Min/Sec Event
00:01:12 Max Q (moment of peak mechanical stress on the rocket)
00:02:27 1st stage main engine cutoff (MECO)
00:02:31 1st and 2nd stages separate
00:02:37 2nd stage engine starts (SES-1)
00:02:42 Fairing deployment
00:06:46 1st stage entry burn start
00:07:04 1st stage entry burn complete
00:08:23 1st stage landing burn start
00:08:42 2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-1)
00:08:45 1st stage landing
00:29:03 Starlink satellites deploy