Spacecraft Begins Second Burn, Main Engine Shutdown Next

Main engine start (MES) #2 is complete, as the spacecraft begins the second burn.

“This is the burn that really gets us moving with fast velocity in the direction we need to go,” said Mic Woltman from NASA’s Launch Services Program. “MES is good, firing is nominal.”

Main engine shutdown is next, followed by spacecraft separation and acquisition of signal — both of which are expected within the next hour.