Second-stage Burn in Progress; Fairing jettisoned

Having performed its job, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket separated from the second stage, which continues to carry Jason-3 to orbit. The second stage single Merlin engine ignited as planned and is scheduled to cut off at 10:51 a.m. PST. The payload fairing, which protected Jason-3 during its ascent through Earth’s atmosphere, was jettisoned shortly after engine ignition.