K-1 Flight Profile : OV Ascent, Deployment & Re-Entry



  7: Orbital Vehicle Ascent
After separation, the second stage, or "orbital vehicle," ignites a single AJ-26 rocket engine and proceeds to orbit with its payload.
  8: Satellite deployment
After orbit injection, the K-1 payload bay is opened and the payload deployed.
  9: Second Stage Deorbit
After deploying the payload, the orbital vehicle does a pitchover maneuver and fires the maneuvering engines to de-orbit.