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MECO-1! Successful First Burn for Centaur
The Centaur engine has cut off after its successful first burn. The vehicle will coast for about 22 and a half minutes before the Centaur’s second and final burn.
Centaur Engine Performing Well
A Look at Liftoff
Centaur Engine Takes Handoff
Booster engine cut off and booster separation. The Centaur engine has taken over and will handle the rest of the job of delivering OSIRIS-REx to its release point. This is the first of two burns the Centaur will perform tonight.
The payload fairing covering OSIRIS-REx has been jettisoned.
The single solid rocket booster has been jettisoned and the first-stage RD-180 engine continues to burn. Next major milestone: booster engine cutoff.
Mach 1, Max Q
The rocket has passed Mach 1 and is now flying through Max Q.
Liftoff! OSIRIS-REx Heading for Bennu
Liftoff! The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is climbing toward space with NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on a mission to boldly go to the asteroid Bennu — and back.
T-1 Minute and Counting
One minute to go. Eastern Range is ‘go.’
T-2 Minutes and Counting
Two minutes remaining in the countdown. The Atlas V rocket is on internal power. The launch team’s primary communications channels are quiet as the final minutes tick by.