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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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Liftoff!
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.
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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Launch at 15:31:33.492UTC!

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First stage 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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Fairing separation.

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.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Entry burn.

T+6 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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https://twitter.com/iridiumcomm/status/1083749178952634369

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Hmmm… come to think of it, that voice on the countdown sounded awfully familiar to us… 🤔 #Iridium8

Matt Desch did the final 10s countdown
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Landing burn.

T+7 minutes.
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landing.

T+8 minutes.
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On Drone.

Cutoff. Good orbit insertion.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T+10 minutes. Upcoming events.

00:51:48 2nd stage engine restarts
00:51:51 2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-2)
00:56:52 Iridium-8 deployment begins
01:11:52 Iridium-8 final deployment
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T+20 minutes. Over the Pacific.
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T+30 minutes. Approaching Antarctica.
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AOS Trun.
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