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T-2 minutes. Stage 2 LOX secured. Range is green.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-1 minute. Falcon 9 is in startup.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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LD Go for launch
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Liftoff!
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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LAUNCH!!

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T+1 minute.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.



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T+2 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Staging 1-2. Second stage onwards. Booster returning.

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Separation.

T+3 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T+4 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T+5 minutes.
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Booster re-entry start.

Shutdown.
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Touchdown!
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Grid Fins really worked a lot there. But landed it again! :D

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T+8 minutes.
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T+9 minutes.

SECO.
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T+10 minutes. Upcoming events.

00:52:02 2nd stage engine restarts
00:52:05 2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-2)
00:57:06 Iridium NEXT satellites begin deployment
01:12:06 Iridium NEXT satellites end deployment
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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