Missions

ICO F-1

 

Mission Profile

The launch was designed to place a single satellite into an orbit inclined at 45 degrees to the equator, at 10,104 km (about 6,000 miles) above the Earth. Launch time was precisely on time as scheduled at 6:49 a.m., Pacific Standard Time, on March 12, 2000, from the equatorial launch site at 154 degrees West Longitude. Within the first three minutes following liftoff, the first stage and then the payload fairing separated, lessening the load for the flight toward orbit and making the process very fuel efficient. About nine minutes after liftoff, the second stage was to separate from the Block DM (the third, or upper stage).
 
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