Coast Phase Continues

The second stage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Jason-3 satellite still attached, remain in a planned coast phase. The next major milestone will be the second stage’s second burn, coming up in just a few minutes.

The exact launch time was 10:42:18.386 a.m. PST, or 1:42:18.386 p.m. EST — “the targeted bulls-eye,” according to NASA Launch Commentator George Diller.