Follow the major events during the launch of Europe’s LISA Pathfinder gravitational probe testbed, from liftoff of its Vega rocket booster from French Guiana through deployment into its initial orbit.
T+00:00:00 – Liftoff
T+00:00:31 – Mach 1
T+00:01:53 – First stage separation
T+00:03:37 – Second stage separation
T+00:03:49 – Third stage ignition
T+00:04:03 – Fairing separation
T+00:06:30 – Third stage separation
T+00:07:29 – First AVUM ignition
T+00:16:23 – AVUM first cutoff
T+01:41:19 – Second AVUM ignition
T+01:42:53 – AVUM second cutoff
T+01:45:33 – LISA Pathfinder separation
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