Watch Starlink 11 launch and Falcon 9 droneship landing
Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one, zero.
Ignition, and lift off.
Equals switching downrange.
MD performance is nominal.
Successful liftoff for Falcon 9, from pad 33 nominal.
Pad 33 nominal.
At Kennedy's space center.
There we just heard that [UNKNOWN] is nominal.
Moments ago, we began to throttle the nine [UNKNOWN] engines, the EC.
They're propelling the first stage through the atmosphere.
We began to follow them down in preparation for [UNKNOWN]
Also known as the
All right there we are the call out.
The vehicle just went through the moment in which it experiences the greatest aerodynamic pressure.
About a minute we're going to have three events happening back to back.
First we'll be managing cut off for Nico, Where all nine and one D engines will shut down and slow the vehicle in preparation for event number two stage separation.
As the name indicates, this is where the first and second stages will go.
There we heard the call for Ambac engine chill indicating that the second stage is preparing For that stage step and ignition event back.
After stage separation stage one will start to make its way back to Earth where it's landing on our drone ship and stage two will continue its journey with along with the third event, STS one or second engine, start one Where Ambac will ignite and begin to propel the second stage along with the starlink satellites to orbit.
Expecting Mikko in about 10 seconds [NOISE]
Meco, stage separation confirmed.
All right on your screen there we have visual confirmation.
And back is now ignited and beginning to develop that warm orange glow.
The next event we have coming up is fairing deployment.
Fairing separation confirmed.
They are on your screen we now see those 60 starlink satellites
Those fairings will make their way back to Earth as well.
Like I mentioned before, we won't be able to bring live coverage of the recovery attempt for those bearings as they'll be happening after we close our webcast.
So be sure to check in on our social media accounts for updates on that.
Second Stage telemetry looks good, everything is nominal there.
Now as it heads towards its targeted drop off orbit, first stage there on the left hand side of your screen will execute to burns in order to make its way back to Earth.
There on the left hand side of your screen we see the first stage continuing to coast after stage separation
After managing cut off and stage separation, acquisition of signal from Muta and actually continues on an upward trajectory.
Its maximum height gets about 132 kilometers.
And right about now, it should have reached its Apogee and now beginning to make its descent, coasting using its grid fins.
As vehicles are following nominal trajectories.
Good call out there indicating nominal trajectory.
Everything's looking good for both the first and second stages.
Like I mentioned before, first stage will be performing two burns, the first being the entry burn, where three of the mid engines will reignite.
This helps to slow the stage down as it re enters the upper part of the Earth's atmosphere.
About two minutes later, the second stage will happen.
Excuse me, the second burn will happen and that is the landing burn.
And this is where a single engine will reignite and bring the vehicle speed down rapidly as it prepares to land on our drone ship.
Today's landing attempt B with the drone ship of course I still love you, which is currently located 350 nautical miles northeast of the cape.
This is the 60 Starlink satellites that we have onboard today will be joining our constellation of nearly 700 already on orbit.
Again, the satellites are designed to provide high speed, low latency internet to us Earthlings.
This is especially useful in places where good internet is hard to access or impossible.
So not only rural areas but thinking about.
airplanes and ships will also be able,>> to torpedo ,>>safe high speed reliable internet .>>Date one entry burn startup.
So there we have visual confirmation that the first of two burns.
The entry burn has begun.
And this will last for about another five seconds.
Dayton entry burn shutdown.
All right shutdown.
Again, that was performed with three engines
checking in on the second stage everything continues to look nominal their trajectory is looking good vehicles continue to fall on our trajectory.
That's the next transonic
The next event we have coming up.
In about 30 seconds is the first stage landing burn early though.
There we heard the call up for and back throttling down in preparation for second engine cut off, which will happen just before t minus t plus nine minutes.
Page one landing burns startup.
Right we heard the call out that the, landing burn for stage one has begun.
This will last about 20 seconds.
Stage one landing leg deploy.
All right and visual confirmation confirm that this booster has landed for a second time.There we see a live shot from our drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean of course.
I still love you Hear the clapping and celebration of some of our first shift technicians here in the building.
Second Stage continues to look good.
Though mobile insertion.
All right and there we just heard the call out for good orbit for a second stage.
So at this point, stage two is going to coast in this orbit for just a few minutes.
During this time it will start to spin along its central axis, giving the starling satellites, the momentum that they need to deploy and space themselves out over time after deployment.
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We're gonna take a quick break here and we'll be back at t plus 14 minutes and 15 minutes