No only that, but goddamn rapid attack jets like f-18's when theyre launching these military satellites.
No, they do not. Coast Guard and choppers from Patrick AFB enforce.
Totally awesome. how often do they do a launch of any rocket? never heard one word on any news station.
Globally there are about 80-90 orbital launches per year, US, China and Russia each doing around 20 launches, EU, India and Japan doing lionshare of the rest. Wikipedia has year by year launch lists and stats https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_in_spaceflight
Fantastic video! Thanks.
And...its brain-dead boosters go only one way, and then crash to earth and are destroyed? Pretty piss poor. but thanks to USLaunchReport for covering this. Hope in the future it will not be necessary to witness the stupid waste of boosters.
No, the Delta IV Heavy's side boosters and first stages are allowed to fall into the ocean after being jettisoned and are *not* recovered. The only boosters that have ever been recovered for re-use are the retired Space Shuttle's Solid Rocket Booster casings and some of the SpaceX Falcon 9 first stages (one that has flown back and landed itself at the Cape, and several that have landed on landing platforms in the ocean).
I believe The boosters stage off and parachute into the ocean and are recovered and reused
I always think that the delta iv will explode after ignition for some reason. Excellent work!
Those flames are huge!! Thought it was funny how they singe the outside of the rocket
dem jumbo 64s ;)
A tripod mount would be nice. Or maybe not.
Maybe the rocket jumping out of the top of the frame is a new special effect I haven't heard of. If so, then it was very well done. We need more of this.
Also, reverse the video to show the rocket landing and the engines shutting off. You almost had it in that first clip.
That's a new one on me but since you're the expert, I'll defer to your expertise.
I've use a fluid head on a heavy tripod to film stunt pilots at air shows lots of times and had no problem keeping the aircraft in the frame. But like I said. I'm no expert.
I need more practice to get that special effect. Maybe I can do it in post. Now there's a thought.
They were using a tripod. When you are zoomed in a lot like they were even the slightest movement and the rocket goes out of frame. NASA uses special cameras that track the rockets automatically. Unless you have access to such technology getting a steady shot of the camera is nearly impossible unless you are zoomed out a lot, but then it is hard to see the rocket.
Oddly no ice for a hydrogen rocket. Are her tanks heat-insulated?
Yes. The orange coating is for thermal insulation, much like the Space Shuttle external tank. I don't think a hydrox rocket can launch without insulation as the 20 K hydrogen would literally liquefy (if not freeze) the outside air. Not just the water vapor, but the nitrogen, oxygen, argon, and basically everything else.
keep the videos coming guys!
It has been a pleasure working with USLaunchReport over the last year and am proud to see some of my footage from the pad included in our continuing coverage of space exploration off the Space Coast of Florida
Watching money burn faster than any other video on the internet, why does this get any thumbs up at all?
I guess you have never seen videos of war....
Rick, why do you even bother watching it then? The title isn't misleading. Go talk to your politicians about stopping these rocket launches, instead of spreading your propaganda.
What would you have them do? Fly the SR-71 and U2 over hostile territory again, at great risk to the pilots? In the long run, I'd bet you anything launching spy sats is significantly cheaper than keeping a spy plane program operational, and certainly cheaper than developing a brand new one.
Regardless of that, there nothing like a good rocket launch.
Great video. I really loved to see all those different camera views.
The one at 2:55 ist the best.
Wow, was the grass set on fire around the pad?
Sorry, you're wrong. Delta IV is a LH2/LOX fueled rocket. That's why the RS-68A's plume looks so clean. All it takes is some simple Googling on your part.
its not hydrogen its kerosene, aka diesel, the world works on diesel, airplanes, ships, trucks, rockets, all run on diesel (granted, different purities of diesel, like NASCAR and F1 run on puch higher quality gasoline)
The wonders of hydrogen ;)
where did they land the first stages ? :)
The Vulcan rocket looks pretty awesome.
ok lets give them a chance, they have to evolve if Spacex succeeds anyway.
Cant we like spacex and still enjoy a delta iv heavy?
+TheOfficial-BradC but that's all we can do... :'(
Omg stfu trolls. Quit sucking spacex dick
"The Beast" is properly named!
Thanks guys! Bravo!
After seeing this launch, I'm really looking forward to see the falcon heavy in action!
guys stop pouring salt on united launch alliance tax payer money stealing crooks' wounds
FH liftoff is going to be much faster though, since TWR is going to be quite high. But its an absolutely huge rocket.
Awesome video keep i up!
very good !
Nice coverage of the launch guys.