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Note: Following times based on an April 7 launch.

Event Time (mm:ss)
First Launch Opportunity
Time (mm:ss)
Second Launch Opportunity
Switch to internal power -5:00 -5:00
Pressurize liquid oxygen tanks -2:00 -2:00
Liftoff 00:00 00:00
Mach 1 (738 mph) 00:32 00:32
Maximum dynamic pressure00:48 00:48
Six solid rocket motors burnout 01:03 01:03
Ignite the three remaining solid motors 01:06 01:06
Jettison three burned out solid motors 01:06 01:06
Jettison three more burned out solid motors 01:07 01:07
Three solid rocket motors burnout02:09 02:09
Jettison last three rocket motors 02:12 02:12
Main engine cutoff (MECO) 04:23 04:23
Separation of first and second stages 04:31 04:31
Second stage ignition 04:37 04:37
Jettison payload fairing 04:4204:42
First cutoff - Second stage engine (SECO 1) 10:04 09:54
Begin coast phase roll 11:40 11:40
End coast phase roll 14:20 14:20
Begin coast phase pitch 14:30 14:30
End coast phase pitch 17:1017:10
Begin 2nd coast phase roll 17:20 17:20
End 2nd coast phase roll 20:24 19:04
Second stage restart ignition 22:24 21:04
Second cutoff - Second stage engine (SECO 2) 23:15 21:56
Fire spin rockets 24:0522:46
Jettison Stage 2 rocket 24:08 22:49
Third stage ignition 24:45 23:26
Third stage cutoff (TECO) 26:13 24:54
Inititate yo-yo weights despin 30:55 29:36
Spacecraft separation 31:00 29:41
Begin deploy of solar array 31:43 30:24
Solar array fully deployed 36:09 34:50
Begin search for inertial attitude 36:55 35:36
Begin slew to DSN attitude 42:26 41:07
SDST Exciter powered on 44:30 43:11
SSPA powered on 45:30 44:11
Acquistion of spacecraft signal at Canberra 51:38 50:19
Health & Status poll 56:38 55:19

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