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Rocket: Falcon 9
Payload: Dragon C2+
Launch Date: May 22, 2012
Launch Time: 0744 GMT (3:44 a.m. EDT)
ISS Grapple: May 25, 2012 @ 1356 GMT (9:56 a.m. EDT)
ISS Departure: May 31, 2012 @ 0935 GMT (5:35 a.m. EDT)
Splashdown: May 31, 2012 @ 1542 GMT (11:42 a.m. EDT)
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Landing Site: Pacific Ocean

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Dragon C2+ Timeline
COMPILED BY WILLIAM HARWOOD
Updated: May 21, 2012


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DATE/EASTERN...DD...HH...MM...SS...EVENT

03:44:38 AM...00...00...00...00...Launch
03:46:02 AM...00...00...01...24...Maximum aerodynamic pressure (MAX Q)
03:47:38 AM...00...00...03...00...First stage engine shutdown (MECO)
03:47:42 AM...00...00...03...04...Stage 1/2 separation
03:47:50 AM...00...00...03...12...Stage 2 engine start
03:48:30 AM...00...00...03...52...Nose cone jettison
03:53:52 AM...00...00...09...14...Stage 2 engine shutdown (SECO)
03:54:27 AM...00...00...09...49...Dragon separation
03:55:56 AM...00...00...11...18...Solar array deploy sequence start
04:55:02 AM...00...01...10...24...Coelliptic brn
09:28:59 AM...00...05...44...21...PHA1
10:15:05 AM...00...06...30...27...PCE1
07:12:49 PM...00...15...28...11...HA1
07:58:52 PM...00...16...14...14...CE1

05/24/12
03:02:51 AM...01...23...18...13...HA2-flyby burn
03:49:02 AM...02...00...04...24...CE2-flyby burn
04:39:02 AM...02...00...54...24...Range: 28 km
06:29:08 AM...02...02...44...30...Rbar Crossing
07:08:23 AM...02...03...23...45...DHA
07:54:35 AM...02...04...09...57...DCE
10:31:54 AM...02...06...47...16...FHA1
11:18:09 AM...02...07...33...31...FCE1
03:12:39 PM...02...11...28...01...FHA2
03:59:00 PM...02...12...14...22...FCE2
08:13:08 PM...02...16...28...30...RHA1
08:59:24 PM...02...17...14...46...RCE1
10:35:38 PM...02...18...51...00...RHA2
11:21:48 PM...02...19...37...10...RCE2

05/25/12
12:46:31 AM...02...21...01...53...HA2
01:32:43 AM...02...21...48...05...CE2
02:22:43 AM...02...22...38...05...Range: 28 km
03:04:23 AM...02...23...19...45...HA3
03:21:03 AM...02...23...36...25...HA3-MC1
03:37:43 AM...02...23...53...05...HA3-MC2
03:50:38 AM...03...00...06...00...CE3
04:18:58 AM...03...00...34...20...Approach initiation (HA4) burn
04:35:38 AM...03...00...51...00...HA4-MC1 burn
04:52:18 AM...03...01...07...40...HA4-MC2 burn
05:13:58 AM...03...01...29...20...Range: 350 meters; yaw 180 degrees
05:18:58 AM...03...01...34...20...Resume approach
05:28:58 AM...03...01...44...20...Range: 250 meters
05:43:58 AM...03...01...59...20...Resume approach; begin retreat/hold demos
06:08:58 AM...03...02...24...20...Hold at 220m (evaluate retreat/hold demoss)
06:23:58 AM...03...02...39...20...Resume approach inside keep-out sphere (KOS)
07:13:06 AM...03...03...28...28...Sunrise
07:13:58 AM...03...03...29...20...Range: 30 meters
07:28:43 AM...03...03...44...05...Resume approach
07:48:43 AM...03...04...04...05...Capture point arrival
07:58:43 AM...03...04...14...05...Go' for capture
08:06:43 AM...03...04...22...05...Capture
08:10:24 AM...03...04...25...46...Sunset
08:45:38 AM...03...05...01...00...Sunrise
09:00:38 AM...03...05...16...00...Latest go for capture
09:10:38 AM...03...05...26...00...Latest CP arrival
09:25:38 AM...03...05...41...00...Earliest go For capture
09:30:38 AM...03...05...46...00...Earliest CP arrival
09:42:58 AM...03...05...58...20...Sunset
10:18:10 AM...03...06...33...32...Sunrise
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