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Second stage burn complete

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

04-08-2007 5:41 CDT

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Nearly one Earth orbit after launch, over the Pacific Ocean, Phoenix' second stage should have restarted. Two minutes for that burn...there's no realtime data yet though. Signal hasn't yet been acquired in Hawaii.

Now they have the signal! Few more seconds of the burn...

NASA TV is showing some lovely video of sunrise at pad 17-A, now empty.

Empty pad

NASA TV

Empty pad

Everything is nominal...

Past Second Stage Cutoff, or SECO, and hydraulic pump shutdown...

 
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